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.

👉🏽Access the Library’s new Study Room Booking system here.👈

Use a laptop, desktop, or tablet for the best user experience. You may have difficulty viewing the booking calendar on a phone.

Note to students who are blind, visually impaired, colourblind, or have a print disability: the Mount Library’s room booking system relies on colour-coded visual cues and click navigation. For immediate assistance with booking rooms during the Library’s open hours, call 902-457-6250. For requests that are not time-sensitive, you may also request a booking by emailing library@msvu.ca

Instructions - How to Book a Room

How to Book a Room

  • Visit the link to the new system. You’ll see a list of all 9 MSVU Student Study Rooms in EMF and McCain.
  • We recommend using a desktop, laptop, or tablet – the booking system can be difficult to navigate on a phone.
  • Be sure to sign in right away. Use your Mount login information (same as your Mount email).

screen capture of room booking system

  • Click on the name of your preferred room.
  • When the next page loads, scroll down until you see “Get It” or “Request.” Click Request.

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  • When the request menu loads, click on Check availability to see a calendar for the room in a new tab. (If you don’t see the “Check availability” link, make sure you’re logged in, and/or try a different web browser.)

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  • In the calendar view, the shaded area shows when the Library is closed, or when other students have bookings. In this example (image), the Library is closed until 8:00 AM on Monday, September 12. For demonstration purposes, we will place a booking for 8:15-10:00 AM on September 12.

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  • Navigate back to the tab with the room booking menu and input your selected date and time using the drop-down menus.

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  • Click Send Request. If your request is successful, you’ll see a green message. If your request is unsuccessful, you’ll see a warning message in red. Contact the Library for assistance if you are unable to successfully place a booking.

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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, Seton, or near the front entrance of EMF).

Last-minute Bookings

  • Students should place their own bookings online whenever possible, up to 1 week in advance.
  • Last-minute room requests at the desk 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 library@msvu.ca

Policies & Limits

Eligibility

  • 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.
  • Valid MSVU credentials are required to access the booking system. These are the same credentials you use to log into your Mount email, MyMount, etc. If you can’t log into the booking system or or can’t place a booking, contact library staff at 902-457-6250 or library@msvu.ca. We will make sure your account is up to date. If you can’t log into any MSVU services, you should contact the IT&S Helpdesk for assistance at helpdesk@msvu.ca or 902-457-6538.

Booking Limits

  • The room booking system includes a number of built-in limitations to ensure more students have a chance to use the rooms.
  • Each student is eligible for one (1) booking per day, to a maximum length of three (3) hours.
  • You can’t place another booking until your current booking has concluded, and bookings must be at least 12 hours apart. We recommend waiting until the morning after your most recent booking to place another request.
  • Bookings are available one (1) week in advance.
  • Online reservations should be made at least one (1) hour in advance to prevent technical glitches.
  • Last-minute room bookings are 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.
  • Students can cancel their own bookings via their online library account. If you’re having trouble with this, 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. If you can’t return a key on time due to extenuating circumstances, please deposit it in one of our blue book drops around campus (Seton, Rosaria, in front of EMF).
  • 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.

Preview of EMF 206

Meeting room
Room EMF 206

EMF 206 features:

  • Display screen
  • White board

Preview of EMF 207

Meeting room
Room EMF 207

EMF 207 features:

  • Display Screen
  • White board
  • Window

Preview of EMF 209

Meeting room.
Room EMF 209

EMF 209 features:

  • Display screen
  • White board
  • Window

Preview of McCain 102

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

  • Display Screen
  • White Board
  • Window

Preview of 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

Preview of McCain 104

Meeting room interior.
McCain 104

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

  • Display Screen
  • White Board

Preview of McCain 402

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

  • Display Screen
  • White Board

Preview of McCain 403

McCain 403 room photoMcCain 403 features:

  • Display Screen
  • White Board

Preview of McCain 404

McCain 404 room photoMcCain 404 features:

  • Display Screen
  • White Board