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Undergraduate Students Library Services

Study Spaces - Quiet Study and Shared Study Spaces

The Library has spaces available for both those who wish a quiet space to study, and those who prefer to study with others and/or require a space for group work.


Silent Study Space

Main Floor: The MacDonald Room is a silent study area. When not in use for campus functions, it is open for use, with no reservation required. Our library carrel areas on the main floor are also considered quiet study areas.

Lower Level: The entire lower level of the library is considered a quiet study area. Additionally, Computer Lab 139 is designated a quiet lab.

The library also has study carrels (cubicles) available for rent by the term or by the year. (Study Carrel rentals are currently suspended due to the pandemic. Please see visit the Library Front Desk for more details, or email us at


Students are encouraged to approach any staff member if they are being bothered by noise in a quiet zone, or to call the front desk at 902-457-6250 or email Please be considerate of other library users who need quiet concentration.


Shared Study Space

Main Floor: The front area of the library between the bookshelves and the main entrance is called the Library Commons. Quiet conversation is permitted here.


Student Group Study Rooms

The Library has several group study rooms in EMF and McCain 1st and 4th floors that can be reserved online.

To book a group study room, you must have be a current Mount student with a library account in good standing (generally returning items on time, not too many fines or overdue/lost items, etc.). If you have questions about the status of your library account, please call the Library Front Desk at 902-457-6250 or email You can also log in to your Novanet Account using your Mount ID barcode and PIN to check for outstanding loans or fines.

Each hour must be booked individually, and you may book up to 3 hours per day. Additional bookings may be made after 9 AM the following day (Your account can only have 3 hours booked on it on any day, and additional bookings can only be made once the previous bookings expire). Each student in your group may also book up to 3 hours per day.

To book a Group Study Room, please follow this link:

Please come to the Library Front Desk at your scheduled time to obtain the key card for your room. 

Study rooms are often in high demand; arriving late to your room booking may result in your booking being taken by someone else. If you will be more than 15 minutes late or cannot keep your room booking that day, please call the Front Desk, or email and let us know.