Spaces you can use

Find a cozy corner or spread out with your study group in one of City Library's many spaces for reading, studying or catching up with a friend. 

Please note, all current study spaces are subjected to COVID-19 safety protocols and might not be available at all times.

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Laziza Café

Grab a hot chocolate or iced coffee and spend time in the library's new lounge space, the community living room. 

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Website: Laziza Café

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Children’s area

Located on the first floor, the children's area includes smaller tables for children and their caretakers to read and study.

Open during regular library hours.

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Children's reading garden

Relax under a canopy of trees and find the perfect sized Adirondack chair for reading on sunny days.

The garden opens in early spring through the fall. 

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Teen room

The teen room has public computers, lounge seating and group study tables, making it a great spot to watch a Friday matinee, play Among Us with friends or finalize college applications.

The second floor teen room is accessible to all users; however, the space is reserved and prioritized for teen use only from 3 – 6 p.m. on weekdays.

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Find a study space

Study spaces are available during regular library hours on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you need help finding a spot, please visit an information desk.

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Study areas

The library has five areas that are available to the public for studying, either individually or in groups.

  • Children’s area (first floor)
  • Board room (second floor)
  • Individual study (second floor)
  • Teen room (second floor)
  • Group study (third floor)

Study tables for small groups are on the third floor at the top of the stairs. Electrical ports are available.

Dr. Paul Singh individual study room

The individual study room has 50 carrels, all with electrical access. This study room is ideal for quiet, concentrated use. Headphones are recommended

Reserve a space

You can reserve a space in the library for online:

  • Learning, workshops or exams
  • Meetings and appointments with medical, legal, financial and social services
  • Job interviews, meetings and educational group work
  • Social connecting with friends and family

Reserve a space

Visit us at the second floor info desk to check availability and to reserve a space or contact us at:

Telephone: 604-998-3450

Don Preston boardroom: The boardroom is a bookable space for small groups. Click here to see the availability.

Small study rooms (A and B): The library has two small study rooms (A and B) available for booking. Click here to see their availability.

  • Study rooms A and B and the Don Preston boardroom may be reserved for up to three hours
  • One reservation per week, per person
  • Maximum two upcoming reservations at any one time
  • Reservations will be held for up to 15 minutes
  • Drop-in reservations can only be booked in-person for the same day

Please call us if you are unable to make your reservation. If we do not hear from you, your reservation will be canceled and the space will be made available to other customers.

If you have a question, ask us or call 604-998-3450

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