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Undergraduate Students Library Services

Study Spaces - Quiet Study and Shared Study Spaces

The Library includes quiet study spaces as well as spaces for conversation and group study. 

Silent Study Space

Main Floor: When not in use for campus functions, the MacDonald Room is a silent study area. No bookings or reservations required. Our study carrels (cubicles) on the main floor are also considered quiet areas. Study carrels include locking cabinets that may be borrowed by grad students, undergrad students writing a thesis, as well as any student registered with Accessibility Services. Please contact the library at 902-457-6250 or for more information. 

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

Students are encouraged to approach any staff member if they are being bothered by noise in a quiet zone. Reach 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 Study Rooms

The Library manages nine student study rooms in EMF and McCain.

Student study room bookings are available to any Mount student with a library account in good standing (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's front desk at 902-457-6250 or email You can check the status of your Novanet account by visiting and logging in with your Mount email credentials. 

Each student is eligible for 2 hours of study room time per day. To make another booking, wait until your current booking has ended / expired. 

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

Visit the Library's front desk at your scheduled booking time to obtain the key card for your room. 

Study rooms are often in high demand. Arriving late may result in your booking being cancelled and given to another student. If you will be more than 15 minutes late or need to cancel, please call the front desk, or email and let us know.