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Gerstein Reading Room

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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

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Grad carrels

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  • 36 shared carrels

Note: for the exclusive use of graduate students in Physical and Life Science Divisions (Divisions III and IV). More on alternative study spaces.

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Group study rooms


Capacity: Group study rooms are for a maximum of two people. 

Includes: Tables, chairs, blackboards or whiteboards

Accessibility: Priority for Room B172 is for people with wheelchairs

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Heritage wing second floor lounge area

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

Capacity: 8 people

Includes: Soft seating, power outlets

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Lower Quiet Study Room

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Capacity: 50


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

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Capacity: 96

Amenities: Study rooms and general study space with tables

Note: No reservation required

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Marvin Gerstein Room

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Capacity: 2


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

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Morrison Pavilion

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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: Some book stacks are not accessible by wheelchair. Our accessibility page has more information.

More info: The history of the Morrison Pavilion

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Presentation Practice Room 2000

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Capacity: max. 6 people


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

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Quiet Study Room

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Capacity: 34


  • tables with chairs for 34

Note: Connects to Lower Quiet Study Room

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Room 1230

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Room for group study, no reservation required

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Silent Study Room

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

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The Gerstein Book Stop Leisure Collection

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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

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Wallace Room

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

This room is a Remote Zone: 

Students are welcome to join online classes while on campus, from this room, on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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