Spaces and places

Visiting the library? Find the right space for your needs. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Visit the Information Services desk in the lobby or contact us.

Floor plans

General areas:  2nd floor  |  Main floor  |  1-below  |  2-below  |  3-below  

Group study areas: 2nd floor, Main floor, 1-below (pdf)

Accessible spaces  

Find the library accessible entrance, as well as workstations and study spaces, washrooms, and elevators on our Accessible spaces page.

Study spaces 

Find a quiet or silent study space, or book a group study room at Gerstein.

Family Workstation

Study at our family-friendly workstation, which includes an attached infant/toddler play area.

Technology and tools  

Find printers, photocopiers, and scanners, as well as 3D printing, VR studio, and mobile application support on our Technology and tools page.

The Book Stop

A leisure reading collection and reading area that includes recently published fiction and graphic novels.

Reflection Room 

Find space for religious, spiritual and secular practice including meditation, mindfulness, prayer, or yoga in the Gerstein Reflection room.

Garden & Seed Library

A free indoor garden and seed library made up of vertical gardens that grow fresh herbs, greens, and flowers. You can bring home harvested plants, as well as vegetable, herb, and flower seeds to start your own garden.


Information and Loan Services desk, Short-term loans

Short term loan area in Gerstein Library

Location: Main floor lobby 

Instruction Lab

Image of Gerstein Instruction Lab computer workstations

Location: 2nd floor, Morrison Pavilion 

La Taula Verde Café  

Tables and chairs in the Green Beet Cafe

Location: 1 Below, outer lobby (by main entrance) 

Note: Food is not permitted in any other areas of the library.


Door marked with a sign for all-gender restroom


  • Main floor (near room 1230) 
  • 1-below (near accessible entrance) 
  • 2nd floor (near Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab - DCSIL) 
  • Heritage wing second floor near the group study rooms (not wheelchair accessible)

Phone-friendly areas 

Signage marking hallway as a phone-friendly area


  • Stairwell to Heritage Wing second floor 
  • Stairwell to 1 Below     
  • Stairwell outside security gates of the library     
  • La Taula Verde Café  

Note: Phone use is not permitted in study rooms, quiet study areas, stacks, or other non-designated areas. 

On-site partners 

Other campus services that reside within the Gerstein building include:

Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab (DCSIL
Location: 2nd floor, Morrison Pavilion 

Centre for Research and Innovation Support (for faculty) 
Location: Main floor lobby 

Location: Room B112 (south end), 1 Below, Heritage Wing 

U of T Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre aka The Centre (SVPSC)
Location: Room B139, 1 Below