Skip to main content

Library Rooms and Spaces

Reading Rooms

The reading rooms are designed as large, all-access, self-service areas designated for individual study. These common spaces include open shelves to provide free access to the majority of our collections include but also desks, scanners, outlets.

Rooms are available on regular hours, however, some areas are open 24/7*:

  • Main Library 2nd floor
    • General Reading Room (5.201)
    • *Science Room (5e237)
  • Main Library 3rd floor
    • Reading Room (5.302)
    • *Aliya Room (5e316)
    • *Culture Room (5e334)
    • *Astana Room (5e316)
  • The Medical Library *Reading Room.

Please read Room capacity and equipment information, Library maps and books' location.

Policy

  • The use of the rooms must comply with the Library Use Policy.
  • Rooms are available on Monday-Friday at 8:30 am - 9:45 pm, on Saturday-Sunday at 11:00 am - 7:45 pm on a walk-in basis only.
  • Reading rooms are "living" and can not be reserved.
  •  ID is required to enter and remain in the rooms at night.
  • The low conversation is welcome however be mindful of those working around you.
  • Use headphones when listening to music or watching videos.
  • Put your cell phone on vibrate. Keep phone conversations quiet and brief or step out of the room.
  • Clear belongings from the space, making it available to use when leaving a seat for more than one hour. Do not leave belongings to reserve a study space.
  • Snacks and covered drinks are allowed.
  • Leave the space tidy when you go: materials and personal items left unattended may be removed by library staff; books with the status “borrowed” may be taken off the patron’s account.
  • The Library accepts no responsibility for loss of personal items.
  • The library reserves the right to revoke permission to use the room in the case of non-compliance with these policies.
  • Problems, concerns or policy violations may be reported to the Library front desk.

Quiet Reading Room

The Quiet Reading Room (5e327) is a silent study room dedicated to individual library-related activities. This comfortable common space may not be used with no exceptions by people working together. Please read Room capacity and equipment informationLibrary maps and books' location.

Policy

  • The use of the rooms must comply with the Library Use Policy.
  • Room is available 24/7 on a walk-in basis only and can not be reserved.
  • ID is required to enter and remain in the room at night.
  • Room is designated quiet space. Please respect the rights of others in the room and keep conversations to a minimum.
  • Computers are allowed, choose between using your own laptop or borrowing one of the library’s devices.
  • Please remain silent electronic devices. 
  • To take or make calls use another part of the library. 
  • Use headphones if listening to music or watching the video.
  • Be mindful of loud typing on keyboards.
  • No food is allowed in the room but covered drinks.
  • Clear belongings from the space, making it available to use when leaving a seat for more than one hour. Do not leave belongings to reserve a study space.
  • Leave the space tidy when you go, materials and personal items left unattended may be removed by library staff.
  • The Library accepts no responsibility for loss of personal items.
  • The library reserves the right to revoke permission to use the room in the case of non-compliance with these policies.
  • Problems, concerns or policy violations may be reported to the Library front desk.

Collaborative Spaces

The collaborative spaces are less traditional, conversation-friendly zones in the library where you can work by yourself or as part of a group. These areas can be used to talk on the cell phone.

  • Collaborative area in a Reading Room (3rd floor)
  • Balcony Reading Room

For collaborative work on projects, please consider Group Study rooms that have additional equipment such as mediascape tables, glass writing panels, and whiteboards.

Please read Room capacity and equipment informationLibrary maps and books' location.

Policy

  • The use of the rooms must comply with the Library Use Policy.
  • Rooms are available on Monday-Friday at 8:30 am - 9:45 pm, on Saturday-Sunday at 11:00 am - 7:45 pm on a walk-in basis only.
  • Groups are encouraged, however, be considerate towards people nearby; keep conversations at a reasonable volume.
  •  Use headphones when listening to music or watching videos.
  • Put your cell phone on vibrate. 
  • Clear belongings from the space, making it available to use when leaving a seat for more than one hour. Do not leave belongings to reserve a study space.
  • Snacks and covered drinks are allowed.
  • Leave the space tidy when you go, materials and personal items left unattended may be removed by library staff.
  • The Library accepts no responsibility for loss of personal items.
  • The library reserves the right to revoke permission to use the room in the case of non-compliance with these policies.
  • Problems, concerns or policy violations may be reported to the Library front desk.
Loading ...
Library Homepage Facebook Youtube Instagram Twitter Contact Us