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In accordance with the provincewide COVID-19 shutdown, Study Seats are not available at this time.
Individual study seats are available for reading, studying or Wireless Internet use.
Due to physical distancing protocols, study seats are single-capacity only, and are not available for groups. All seats and tables will be cleaned and sanitized between each use.
How long can I use a study seat?
Study seats may be reserved for up to 2 hours per day. Study seats can be booked up to 2 days in advance.
Are study seats available at all KPL libraries?
Study seats will be available at all Kitchener Public Library locations beginning February 18, with the exception of Pioneer Park. Study Seats at Pioneer Park will be available as of February 22.
Can I use a laptop, or plug in my phone?
Yes. All study seats are located next to a power source.
How do I reserve a study seat?
Make a reservation online using the link below, or call us at 519-743-0271.
Which study seats have light therapy lamps?
- Central Library – Seat 01, and Seat 06
- Grand River Stanley Park Community Library – GR Study 1
- Country Hills Community Library – CH Study 4
- Forest Heights Community Library – FH Study 1
- Pioneer Park Community Library – PP Seat 2
There are several study rooms at Central Library, located on the upper level. These rooms, which can accommodate up to six people, can be used free of charge on a first-come, first-served, basis.
Outlets are available in each room for computer use and device charging. You can connect to our wireless network from any study room.
Reserve a Study Room
Central Library also has a study room which can be reserved by groups of two or more. A library card is required to make a reservation.
Located on the upper level, this room seats up to six people and can be reserved for two hours. The room may be reserved up to two days in advance.
How to Reserve:
You can reserve this room by calling 519-743-7502.
You can also reserve online. Sign into the reservation system with your library card. Under "Change Location", click "select from list" and select "Study Room 5". Choose the block of time (up to two hours) you want to reserve, and click the "Create" button.
Note: Reservations will expire ten minutes after the start time if a group has not checked in with staff members.
Other study areas
There are several study desks, tables and chairs located throughout each of our library locations, which can be used for studying, project work, or quiet reading. Many of these are located near outlets to allow for computer use and device charging.
Using the study areas
Please be respectful of others in the area. Individuals or groups making excessive noise will be asked to leave.
Do not leave personal belongings unattended.
Food and drink are allowed in most of the study areas.* We ask that you please dispose of all waste before leaving. Garbage and recycling bins are located throughout each library location.
* Due to the sensitivity of rare materials, no food or drink is allowed in the Grace Schmidt Room.