Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Library Graduate Student Study Room Service Discontinuation

  Posted on: April 24, 2024

The Library is discontinuing our Graduate Student Study Room service.  All current bookings are being cancelled. The reason for this discontinuation is that the university is repurposing the third-floor rooms currently dedicated to this service and turning them into office spaces.  This change is part of an overall space plan for the university that includes the following developments:

  • TRU is engaging in a staged consolidation plan of workspace to bring some administrative offices together. This will allow the development of more student facing services in Old Main (OM) in the coming months.
  • OM will be transformed into a revitalized ‘student street’ following a community consultation. New teaching spaces are needed that can support the delivery of courses in a variety of modalities. As well, TRU has learned that the current configuration of student service space needs redesigning to better meet wellness and belonging needs.

Suggestions for other dedicated quiet research and study spaces on campus for graduate students:

House of Learning Library

  • 3rd floor Silent Reading Room
  • 3rd floor tables and chairs located in the book stacks
  • 3rd and 4th floor study pods and carrels

OLARA Building

  • Graduate Student Commons – designed to allow quiet study as well as act as an informal gathering place. 24/7 access. Connect with a graduate program coordinator to gain access to the space.

Arts and Education Building

  • AE268 – Faculty of Arts Graduate Study Area
  • AE305 – Graduate Programs in Education Success Centre

If you have any questions or comments, please direct them by email to the Acting Associate University Librarian, Julia Wells at


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