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Studying Spaces - All

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Gerstein Reading Room

Capacity: 94


  • Reference collection (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks) 
  • Table space for 72
  • Soft seating for 16
  • 6 standing computer terminals

More info:  History of the Heritage Reading Room


Main floor

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Grad carrels and lockers


  • 36 shared carrels
  • 22 book lockers

Note: for the exclusive use of graduate students in Physical and Life Science Divisions (Divisions III and IV)

More info:


  • Carrels - 2nd floor, Heritage Wing 
  • Lockers - Main floor, Lower Quiet Study Room

Group study rooms

Capacity: Group study rooms are for groups of min. 3 people. 

Includes: Tables, chairs, blackboards or whiteboards

Accessibility: Priority for Room B172 is for people with wheelchairs


Reserve a study room

More info:


  • Main floor (Rooms 1200, Marvin Gerstein Room)
  • 1 Below (Rooms 105A, 105B, 110A, 110B, B172, B173, B174, B175)
  • 2nd floor, Heritage Wing (Rooms 2100, 2101, 2102, 2103, 2104, 2105, 2106, 2108, and Room 2000 - Presentation Practice Room)

Group study room floorplans (pdf)

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Heritage wing second floor lounge area

This space overlooks the Gerstein Reading Room and connects to the Heritage Wing study rooms. 

Capacity: 8 people

Includes: Soft seating, power outlets


2nd floor, Heritage Wing

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Lower Quiet Study Room

Capacity: 50


  • 20 graduate carrels
  • 9 tables with seating for 36
  • 1 standing table


Main floor, accessible via Quiet Study room (south of Gerstein Reading Room)

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Lower Reference Room

Capacity: 96

Amenities: Study rooms and general study space with tables

Note: No reservation required



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Marvin Gerstein Room

Capacity: 8


  • Table for 8
  • 4 soft chairs
  • Sideboard
  • Fireplace (decorative only)


Reserve a study room

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Main floor, adjacent to Gerstein Reading Room

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Morrison Pavilion

Capacity: 5 floors with 650 study spaces

Collections: Books by floor

  • 1 Below - books shelved by call numbers A-QM
  • 2 Below - books shelved by call numbers QP-Z; Old Class materials (located after the Z books)
  • 3 Below - Theses/dissertations (located at the end of the journal collection)

Accessibility: All book stacks are accessible by wheelchair.

More info: The history of the Morrison Pavilion


North-east wing spanning all floors:

  • 2nd floor
  • Main floor
  • 1 Below
  • 2 Below
  • 3 Below



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Presentation Practice Room 2000

Capacity: max. 12 people


  • Blackboard, large LCD screen which can be connected to a personal laptop (adapters are available for PCs and Macs)


Reserve a study room

More info:

Note: Please borrow and return key at Loans Desk 


2nd floor, Heritage Wing

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Quiet Study Room

Capacity: 34


  • tables with chairs for 34

Note: Connects to Lower Quiet Study Room


Main floor, adjacent to the Gerstein Reading Room

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Room 1230

Room for group study, no reservation required


Main floor, Heritage Wing

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Silent Study Room

Please note: To maintain the room's quiet atmosphere, laptop usage is not permitted, and cell phones should be placed on silent mode.


Main floor, Morrison Pavilion (North end)

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The Gerstein Book Stop Leisure Collection

A leisure reading collection available for students and staff at the University of Toronto

Capacity: Soft seating for 4

Includes: Non-academic books available to read in-library or to borrow for home

More info: About the Gerstein Book Stop


Main floor, Lobby

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Wallace Room

Capacity: 206


  • 48 study carrels
  • 3 extra-long reading tables (accommodating 84 people) 
  • 2 large standing tables (accommodating 20 people)
  • 46 computer workstations with chairs
  • 4 standing computer workstations
  • 4 club chairs
  • Black and white printer 


Main floor, north of lobby