Vanier Library Shut-down
The Vanier Library will be closed from Monday, May 22, 2017 – Friday, May 26, 2017 (inclusively) due to a power shutdown on the Loyola Campus.
The library will reopen at 10 am on Saturday, May 27th.
For more information about Vanier Library hours, please consult our website: http://library.concordia.ca/locations/vanier.php
Victoria Day / Fête des Patriotes holiday closure
Please note that the Webster & Vanier Libraries will be closed on Monday, May 22nd, for Victoria Day / Fête des Patriotes.
Both Libraries will close Sunday, May 21 at 9 pm, and the Webster Library will reopen on Tuesday, May 23 at 9 am.
Webster Library will be open during this period (May 23-26th), and will be observing ‘late spring hours’: http://library.concordia.ca/locations/hours-late-spring-2017.pdf
- Open for study Monday-Thursday: 9am-10pm
- Open for study Friday: 9am-9pm
- Open for study Saturday/Sunday: 10am-9pm
The entire 3rd floor of Webster Library (including collections and seating areas) will be closed from Friday, April 21, 10 p.m. until Saturday, April 22, 12:00 p.m. (noon), due to a power interruption as part of the renovations. Library users can continue to take the stairs up the fifth floor.
Access to the third floor will resume Saturday at 12:00 noon.
Group study rooms on the third floor are unavailable from 10pm Friday, April 21st until 12:30pm Saturday, April 22nd.
Thank you for your understanding.
We’ve heard from a few of our students about limiting access to the Webster Library to those with valid ID cards only.
We do limit access to Webster and Vanier Libraries to people with Concordia IDs between the hours of 23:00 and 7:00.
As we are publicly funded however, we are committed to being open to the public during regular hours.
We often get this comment and were curious to see just how many people were actually non-card carrying students. It turns out that fewer than 10% of the people in the Library at any given time are non-Concordians.
The current renovations which will be completed within the next year, will double the seating space at the Webster Library which should more than meet current demand.
There is additional quiet student space downtown at the Grey Nuns Reading Room, which is restricted to people with valid Concordia IDs only.
Please see our website for location and opening hours of the Grey Nuns Reading Room: http://library.concordia.ca/locations/grey-nuns.php
There is also additional study space at the Vanier Library on the Loyola campus, which is open 24/7 for the academic year and for those with valid Concondia IDs between the hours of 23:00 and 7:00.
Concordia has also assembled some lists of great study spaces on both campuses, please see the links below:
Hi, With the library being the TO GO place to study, Please extend opening hours for summers. Most of our classes finish at 9 and that does not give us much time to study in a quiet place! Thank you
Thank you for your comment.
Opening hours for the Webster Library is based on usage and the needs of users. In the summer, visits to the Libraries are significantly reduced compared to the fall and winter semesters.
There is not enough activity prior to 9:00 a.m. to justify the cost of staffing.
Please consult our website for more information about our locations & hours: http://library.concordia.ca/locations/index.php
I really enjoy studying at the Grey Nuns Reading Room which is providing a great environment. But it is a pity that the study room closed so early during week days at around 9pm and during weekends at 5pm. Is it possible to extend the time to 11pm? And is it possible to improve the heating in the study room? It is very cold in the study room in the winter.
We currently have extended hours at Grey Nuns (GN). From Nov 24th – Dec 12th, they’ll be:
Monday – Thursday: 9am-1am
Friday: 9am- 10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-9pm
For more information about hours at Grey Nuns and all other Library buildings and services, please see our website: http://library.concordia.ca/services/hours/index-fall.php
The staff supervisor for GN also recommends: In the future if you are cold, you can inform the Staff member at the (GN) Information Desk, they can adjust the temperature.
I have noticed that a security guard was asking every one in the library to show him a valid Concordia ID. I understand that we have to show our ID when we ENTER the library after 11:00 pm, but I do not think that it is necessary to bother everyone who has already seated in the library.
I agree that it may seem like overkill, but only people carrying a Concordia ID are allowed on Concordia’s premises between 23:00 and 7:00. As the Libraries are on Concordia’s premises, the same rules apply here. If someone without an ID entered the Library before 23:00, Security has the authority to ask them to leave after 23:00.
Thanks for writing in.
UNAVAILABILITY OF BLUE ZONE AT NIGHT
The unvailability of Blue study zone at night during summer is a great loss for the students who prefer quieter place to study, as the E.V building labs are always noisier. Lot of students feel the same, so we kindly suggest to open at least a few Blue Zones for 24*7, which will be of great help for the students.
Thank you for your message. This topic was brought up earlier in the summer. 🙂 FYI, the Webster Library will be open 24/7 during the summer examination period, August 16-21. You can see the complete late summer Libraries’ hours at: http://library.concordia.ca/services/hours/index-latesummer.php .
Good luck with your exams!