The Library oversees several Student Study Rooms on campus. These rooms are reserved for the use of current MSVU students. Due to the ongoing pandemic, study rooms in EMF and McCain are available for solo or small group use.

Please note that study rooms will be bookable in person only (first come, first served) as of May 9 due to a major systems upgrade.



  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, rooms are available for solo or small group use.
  • Rooms are not available for paid tutoring, classroom use, faculty or staff use, or use by non-MSVU students (unless accompanied by an MSVU student).
  • Faculty and staff should contact Conference Services (902-457-6355) to arrange classroom bookings elsewhere on campus.
  • Tutors are encouraged to contact the Students’ Union for more information about available spaces.
  • Additional solo study space is available in the Library’s study carrels and quiet zones.
  • A valid MSVU student barcode and PIN is required to access the booking system. The MSVU barcode is the 14-digit number on your student ID card, which also serves as your Library card. Your PIN is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number. If you can’t get into your account, contact library staff at 902-457-6250 or We can update your account for you.

Booking Limits

  • Each student is eligible for two hours of study room bookings per day.
  • To make additional bookings later in the week, wait until the morning after your last booking has ended/expired.
  • Make online reservations any time during the current week, beginning 8 AM on Monday morning.
  • Bookings are available in 1-hour time slots, to a maximum of 2 hours per student per day.
  • Online reservations must be made at least 1 hour in advance.
  • Last-minute room bookings (requests made less than 1 hour in advance) are only available in person, at the discretion of Library staff. Please be patient! We will do our best to accommodate you.
  • At the discretion of Library staff, keys may be signed out for longer periods of time to accommodate back-to-back bookings by students who know each other.

Fees and Penalties

  • If you are more than 15 minutes late for key card check-out, you may be considered a “no show” and your room may be given to another student.
  • If you need to cancel your booking, please call the Library at 902-457-6250.
  • Leave the room and return your key card on time to avoid late fines ($5.00/hr).
  • Key cards must be returned to the Library desk 15 minutes before the Library closes to avoid overnight late fines.
  • There is a $40.00 charge for a lost key card.
  • Students are responsible for the condition of rooms, equipment, and keys.
  • If you notice mess or damage in a room, please contact Library staff immediately. Do not wait until the end of your booking, or you may be held responsible.
  • Rooms are not sound proof. Please respect fellow students by keeping noise levels to a minimum. Please keep voices low when travelling to and from study rooms. If other students complain about noise during your booking, you may be asked to leave.


Booking a Room

  • Have your MSVU ID barcode number and library PIN ready.
  • Use the “Book” links below to log in. The login screen will open in a new tab.
  • Enter your barcode and PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number). Click the “Go” button.
  • Click on an available block to book that hour. Grey = available. Black = unavailable. Red = your bookings.
  • A dialog box will appear. Click “OK” to confirm your booking.
  • On the next screen, verify the information and click the “Go” button. The booking will not be active until you click “Go.” (To change the booking, click the “Back” button).
  • To view your bookings, click the My Library Account tab. Your bookings will appear in red.

Checking Out a Room Key

  • Come to the Library’s front desk with your ID card. Library staff will scan your ID to confirm your booking.
  • Fill in the Key sign-out form while Library staff check out your key.
  • Tell Library staff if you need white board markers.

Checking In (Returning) a Room Key

  • Please return room keys on time to avoid late charges ($5/hr, or $40 for a lost key).
  • If you are unable to return the key before the Library closes, please deposit it in one of our book bins (Rosaria and Seton).

Last-minute Bookings

  • Bookings should be made online, at least 1 hour in advance.
  • Last-minute room requests are first come, first served, at the discretion of library staff. We will do our best to accommodate you. Please be patient!
    Questions? Phone 457-6250 or email

Book EMF 206

Meeting room
Room EMF 206

EMF 206 features:

  • Display screen
  • White board

Book EMF 207

Meeting room
Room EMF 207

EMF 207 features:

  • Display Screen
  • White board

Book EMF 209

Meeting room.
Room EMF 209

EMF 209 features:

  • Display screen
  • White board
  • Window

Book McCain 102

McCain 102 room photoMcCain 102 is the Shirley Forde Seminar Room. It features:

  • Display Screen
  • White Board

Book McCain 103

Meeting room interior.
McCain 103

McCain 103 is the Margaret C. Young SC and Ann Kielley SC Seminar Room. It features:

  • Display Screen
  • White Board

Book McCain 104

Meeting room interior.
McCain 104

McCain 104 is the Lily O P Wong Chan Seminar Room. It features:

  • Display Screen
  • White Board

Book McCain 402

McCain 402 room photoMcCain 402 is the Pat Foran Seminar Room. It features:

  • Display Screen
  • White Board

Book McCain 403

McCain 403 room photoMcCain 403 features:

  • Display Screen
  • White Board

Book McCain 404

McCain 404 room photoMcCain 404 features:

  • Display Screen
  • White Board