Finding a study space can be challenging sometimes. Check out some of study spaces in IKB here!
Collaborative and Central
Location: 3rd Floor – Room 300
The Heritage Core is a famous spot on campus being one of the “Harry Potter” rooms. It features 30 Macs with Adobe Suite, 5 PCs, and 5 dual monitor stations for student, faculty, staff, and community user use. The Heritage Core also offers free scanning and charging ports.
Features: Scanners, Dual Monitor Stations, Comfortable Seating, and Charging Ports
2nd Floor Learning Concourse
Location: 2nd Floor
The 2nd Floor Concourse features a variety of different accommodations. On one side, it features 2 printers (one colour, one black and white) and computers or monitors that can be connected to a personal device. The other half of the space acts as an informal study space with booths and individual desks equipped with charging ports.
The space also features temporary exhibits that highlight a variety of topics.
Features: Printers, Dual Monitor Stations, Comfortable Seating/Booths, and Charging Ports
Qualicum Reading Room
Location: 3rd Floor – Room 305
The Qualicum Reading Room, located next to the Heritage core, is another collaborative space located on the 3 floor. The study space is also shared with the Learning Lounge, the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, and the CLC help desk. The space includes 2 colour printers, charging ports, a piano, and a print card machine which can add value to an existing UBC card account or allow to purchase a guest card.
Features: Printers, Print Card Machine, Equipment Lending + Help Desk, Piano, and Charging Ports
Golden Jubilee Room
Location: 4th Floor – Room 400
The Golden Jubilee Room located on the top floor is collaborative study space that also offers mountain and ocean views. Currently, the only phone charging station in IKB is located in this room!
Features: Phone Charging Station and Charging Ports
Silent Study Spaces
Musqueam Reading Room
Location: 4th floor – Room 455
The Musqueam Reading Room located on the 4th floor is one of the rooms in IKB that specifically honours and highlights First Nations with three Musqueam weavings included in the room.
Features: Comfortable Seating
Naas Reading Room
Location: 4th Floor – Room 459
The Naas Reading Room also located on the 4th floor features individualized study cubicles and also houses two classrooms- Hazelton and Wells. It has some charging ports with a variety of seating choice from private cubicles to high top desks to large group tables.
Features: Private Cubicles with Charging Ports
Location: 3rd and 4th Floor, North End of MAA – Room 321
The Riddington Room located in the North end of MAA is another famous stop on campus! Also known as one of the “Harry Potter” rooms, it features portraits on all past and current UBC presidents.
On the 4th floor part of the room, there are individualized study cubicles.
Features: Comfortable Seating
Bookable Group Study Rooms
There are bookable study spaces on every floor of IKB!
All are equipped with charging ports and whiteboards. Whiteboard markers can be borrowed at the CLC Help Desk on the 3rd Floor.
The bookable study rooms on the upper floors (3rd and 4th floors) are located in MAA.
Features: Charging Ports and Whiteboards
Bookings for lower floors (1st and 2nd floors) can be made here.
Bookings for upper floors can be made here.
*3 or more people will need to occupy the room to make a booking
Other Bookable Spaces
Digital Media Rooms
Location: 3rd Floor in MAA, Rooms: 324 & 325
The Digital Media Rooms in MAA are spaces that highlight media. Each room features media systems comprised of a display screen, an audio system, and DVD player. Room 324 also has a CD player while 325 also has a VCR player.
To use the display screen, you can also connect your personal device.
If you need an adapter, there are adapters available for loan at the CLC desk.
Both rooms have a capacity of 5 people.
Both rooms can be booked here.
Other Study Spaces
Ike’s Cafe has a seating area that can seat over 100 people. It is currently under renovations but its menu offers a variety of things from coffee choices to samosas to baked goods.
Within the cafeteria, there are also some vending machines and an UpMeal vending machine that offers “to-go” meals.
Other Study Spaces on Campus
Across campus, UBC offers a huge variety of both formal and informal study spaces.
For informal study spaces, click here.
UBC also has a map for study spaces across campus.