Reserve Reading Room

The library is offering a limited controlled reserves reading room in the 1966 Reading Room of Douglas Library for approved on-site courses only. You will need to include your course and readings with your booking. The following courses have opted in to this service:

  • ARTC 801
  • ARTC 802
  • ARTC 812
  • ARTC 850
  • NURS 205
  • NURS 206 (Expected soon)
  • NURS 371
  • NURS 372
  • NURS 373
  • NURS 902
  • OT 801 (Expected soon)
  • OT 823
  • OT 827
  • OT 881
  • OT 885
  • PHGY 170
  • PT 853

Log into Ares to see a listing of items on reserves by course.

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Reserve Reading Room Seats

To book your seat and reserve item, please visit our Reading Room Booking page. Slots are available Monday-Friday, 9am-noon and 1pm-4pm.  

Upon arrival for your booked time slot, please present the following:

  • Your library seat check-in verification on your phone (preferred).  This feature is available from the confirmation email and can be accessed 30 minutes prior to the start of your booking. You can also show a Queen's student ID to check-in manually.
  • Your completed Queen's SeQure app COVID self-assessment verification (preferred).  You can also complete a wellness check upon arrival. 

Usage of the space 

  • Bookings are available to all Queen's students with a NetID.
  • You must include your course and readings with your booking.
  • Bookings are 3-hour blocks. 
  • Up to 2 bookings can be requested in a single day.
  • Up to 40 hours can be requested in a calendar month starting Tuesday, October 13.
  • Cancellations must occur 1 hour before booking, otherwise, your booking will be deducted from your allotted time for the calendar month.
  • Bookings can be submitted up to 1 hour prior to the commencement of a time slot.
  • Only one student may attend a single seat booking.
  • You will receive a confirmation if there are no other bookings for the item you wish to view.
  • You will receive a decline message if someone else has booked the item you wish to view.
  • We encourage you to book another time slot if you are declined.
  • You are only permitted to sit at your seat and may not occupy any other seat in the library.
  • No food or drink are permitted in the room.
  • You are expected to bring your own laptop, as library computers and equipment (including printers and scanners) are not available for student use at this time.
  • Our Code of Behaviour for Library Users applies while using the library.

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