Study Spaces

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Selected Study Spots

Study Areas

These locations are study areas on campus with variances in ambient noise levels. Suitable for personal or quiet group studying.

Residence Commons Buildings

All UBC Residences have Common areas that offer chairs and tables for students to study.

Forestry Sciences Centre

Forestry Sciences Centre offers a quiet study space conveniently located next to Tim Hortons. Note this location is only accessible to current UBC Forestry Students.

Fred Kaiser Building

Fred Kaiser Building offers a study space in the lobby next to Starbucks; however it is not known to be a quiet study area.

Life Sciences Building

The Life Sciences Building offers a large study hall for students to quietly study at.

Group Study Areas

Please book Group Rooms for IKBLC, Koerner, Okanagan and Woodward online through the Library Room Booking System.

Asian Library

Asian Library's two seminar rooms can be booked for group study via the circulation desk on the main floor.

David Lam Library

David Lam Library has group study tables on the main floor of the library, and study rooms on the upper level.

Education Library

Group study tables are on the main floor near the entrance and on the lower floor.

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

The Learning Centre has 7 group study rooms with whiteboards on levels 1 and 2.

The Music, Art & Architecture (MAA) Library has 5 group study rooms with whiteboards on levels 3 and 4.

Please review these Guidelines for booking and using the study rooms.

The MAA Library also has 3 Digital Media Rooms for groups requiring the use of multimedia equipment. For more information and guidelines visit the Digital Media Rooms information page.

Koerner Library (Level 1)

Several rooms with tables and blackboards for group study are available on level one. Book these rooms for a study session online using the Library Room Booking System.

Okanagan Library

A variety of group and individual study spaces are available on two floors at UBC Okanagan Library. For more information, visit our Library Spaces page.

Woodward Library

Woodward Library has group study facilities located along the east side of the second floor of the library and in the Garden Level (basement). Book these rooms for a study session online using the Library Room Booking System.

For further information about Woodward Library Group Study Rooms, call the Woodward Information Desk at: (604) 822-2883. Please review these Guidelines for booking and using the study rooms.

Silent Study Areas

David Lam Library

  • The entire east perimeter on the main level

Education Library

  • On the west side of the bookstacks, on both the main and lower floor.

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

  • The Musqueam Reading Room (room 455) is a silent study area.
  • The Nass Reading Room (south end of level 4) is a quiet study area.
  • Within the Music, Art & Architecture (MAA) Library, the Ridington Reading Room (north end of levels 3 and 4) is a silent study area. There are numerous locations within the MAA Library for quiet study, most of which are on level 4.

Koerner Library

  • Silent Study area on Level 1
  • Quiet study on all floors

Law Library

  • Silent study throughout entire library

Okanagan Library

  • Field Reading Room on the First Floor of the Library
  • East Reading Room on the First Floor of the Library
  • LIB 111 on the First Floor of the Library
  • Study Carrels on the Second Floor of the Library

Woodward Library