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Quiet Spaces

Quiet areas and study carrels

In all libraries, consideration should be given to others nearby.
Each library has areas for quiet study where users are required to keep conversations to a minimum, cellphone use is restricted, and audible music is not allowed.

Quiet Study

Primary Sources Room and entire library during exams. No cellphone conversations or audible music are allowed.

Study Carrels

Open carrels: Single person desks available on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd levels on a first come, first served basis.

Quiet Study

The Kellogg has a designated Quiet Study Room in the CHEB Learning Commons, with seating for 20 people.

Study Carrels

Open carrels: Single person desks with blinds that cut down on sound and provide users with some privacy in an open library space.

Four open carrels inside, 12 outside CHEB Learning Commons available on a first come, first served basis.

Silent study areas:

  • Stack areas* on all floors
  • 2nd floor Reading Room (McNab Room)

Quiet conversation areas:

No audible music.
Atrium hallways: If your conversation can be heard more than two tables away, you're too loud.
4th floor rooms: If you can be heard outside the room, you're too loud.

  • All floors: Atrium hallways**
  • 5th floor: Archives and Special Collections Reading Room
  • Main Learning Commons
  • North Learning Commons computer tables
  • Lobby

* "Stack areas" are the study and book stack areas surrounding the atrium
** "Atrium hallways" are the interior hallways overlooking the atrium

Study Carrels

Open carrels: Single person desks around the outside perimeter of the stack areas on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th floors as well as two sides of the atrium windows on floors 2-5.
Open carrels and individual desks available on all levels on a first come, first served basis.

Closed carrels: Small, one-person private rooms with doors. Reserved for graduate students doing theses only. Request a carrel from the Library Administration office on the first floor. There is a $10 deposit for a key.

Quiet Study

The lower level of the MacRae Library is designated for quiet study.

Study carrels

Open and closed study carrels at Dalhousie Libraries offer options for a quieter, more private study experience.

Open carrels: Single person desks with blinds that cut down on sound and provide users with some privacy in an open library space.
The MacRae library has open carrels and individual desks available on both floors available on a first come, first served basis.

Closed carrels: Small, one person private rooms with doors.
Five closed carrels available on a first come, first served basis. Visit the Circulation desk to sign up.

Quiet Study

An open area on the 2nd floor, South Mezzanine, includes numerous desks and comfortable seating.

Study carrels

Open carrels: Single person desks with blinds that cut down on sound and provide users with some privacy in an open library space.
The Sexton Library has 10 open carrels, 13 individual desks in the stacks available on a first come, first served basis.

Quiet Study

The Wallace McCain Learning Commons includes quiet computer areas as well as a large, quiet reading room.

Dunn

Quiet Study

Primary Sources Room and entire library during exams. No cellphone conversations or audible music are allowed.

Study Carrels

Open carrels: Single person desks available on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd levels on a first come, first served basis.

Kellogg: CHEB

Quiet Study

The Kellogg has a designated Quiet Study Room in the CHEB Learning Commons, with seating for 20 people.

Study Carrels

Open carrels: Single person desks with blinds that cut down on sound and provide users with some privacy in an open library space.

Four open carrels inside, 12 outside CHEB Learning Commons available on a first come, first served basis.

Killam

Silent study areas:

  • Stack areas* on all floors
  • 2nd floor Reading Room (McNab Room)

Quiet conversation areas:

No audible music.
Atrium hallways: If your conversation can be heard more than two tables away, you're too loud.
4th floor rooms: If you can be heard outside the room, you're too loud.

  • All floors: Atrium hallways**
  • 5th floor: Archives and Special Collections Reading Room
  • Main Learning Commons
  • North Learning Commons computer tables
  • Lobby

* "Stack areas" are the study and book stack areas surrounding the atrium
** "Atrium hallways" are the interior hallways overlooking the atrium

Study Carrels

Open carrels: Single person desks around the outside perimeter of the stack areas on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th floors as well as two sides of the atrium windows on floors 2-5.
Open carrels and individual desks available on all levels on a first come, first served basis.

Closed carrels: Small, one-person private rooms with doors. Reserved for graduate students doing theses only. Request a carrel from the Library Administration office on the first floor. There is a $10 deposit for a key.

MacRae

Quiet Study

The lower level of the MacRae Library is designated for quiet study.

Study carrels

Open and closed study carrels at Dalhousie Libraries offer options for a quieter, more private study experience.

Open carrels: Single person desks with blinds that cut down on sound and provide users with some privacy in an open library space.
The MacRae library has open carrels and individual desks available on both floors available on a first come, first served basis.

Closed carrels: Small, one person private rooms with doors.
Five closed carrels available on a first come, first served basis. Visit the Circulation desk to sign up.

Sexton

Quiet Study

An open area on the 2nd floor, South Mezzanine, includes numerous desks and comfortable seating.

Study carrels

Open carrels: Single person desks with blinds that cut down on sound and provide users with some privacy in an open library space.
The Sexton Library has 10 open carrels, 13 individual desks in the stacks available on a first come, first served basis.

Wallace McCain

Quiet Study

The Wallace McCain Learning Commons includes quiet computer areas as well as a large, quiet reading room.