Last reviewed: May 24, 2024

Overview

The 6th floor is an individual, quiet study floor that provides a variety of seating types and has some windows with natural light.  On it you will find:

  • Books: call numbers from HD-HT
  • Some oversized books which are located prior to the HD’s
  • Individual study carrels
  • Computer lab
  • Bookable study rooms

Wayfinding

The 6th floor of the library can be accessed via the library elevators or central staircase.

Environment

Light 

The 6th floor has fluorescent overhead lighting over the central study area and LED lighting in the group study rooms. Some seating is placed near windows and will receive natural light during the day. Some individual study carrels have LED lamps.

Sound

The 6th floor is a quiet study floor. Bookable group study rooms are available on the 5th through 9th floors. For silent, individual study space, visit the 10th floor.” 

For further details please consult the TMU Library Noise Policy

Study and Learning Spaces

The 6th floor provides a variety of seating and study options.

Power outlets are available along the perimeters of the study space at floor level, and from movable power hubs placed around the central area. 

Individual Study Space

There are several types of individual seating options on the 6th floor.

Each study carrel includes an electrical outlet and USB-A and USB-C receptacles at desk height and some contain individual LED reading lamps that can be turned on and off.

Bookable Group Study Space

Study table in group study room

There are 3 bookable group study rooms available on the 6th floor. Rooms can be reserved via the Library’s Room Booking system. All 6th floor study rooms are equipped with:

  • Multiple small round tables or one rectangular table with 4, 6, or 8 moveable chairs, and tables that are accessible to wheelchair users (surface height and clearance underneath).
  • Automatic door operators. 
  • LED lighting that can be dimmed or turned off. Lighting is controlled via wall switches and motion sensors which will turn lighting on when someone enters the room and turn lighting off after a period of inactivity.
  • An LCD monitor. Users can connect their devices to the screen with an HDMI cable. HDMI cables and dongles for use with Mac laptops and Microsoft Surfaces are available for sign-out at the circulation desk on the 2nd floor.
  • A white board or a chalk board. Markers and board erasers are available for sign-out at the circulation desk on the 2nd floor . We ask room users to please erase the board before leaving the room.

Computer Lab

Computer lab with multiple workstations

The 6th floor has a computer lab with 25 computers available on a drop in basis. For quiet work with a computer, please use the lab on the 6th floor (LIB667A) when the lab is not booked for workshop or class use. Laptops may be borrowed from the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor. Check laptop availability.

Amenities

Washrooms

There are men’s and women’s washrooms on the 6th floor, with one wheelchair accessible stall in each. All gender washrooms are available on the 4th floor and 7th floor.. Washrooms with accessibility features are available on the 4th and 7th floor of the library.

Water Fountains

There are two water fountains on the 6th floor. One is located on the east perimeter wall, adjacent to the emergency exit. The other is located in front of the male washroom. This water fountain includes a water bottle filling tap.

Hand Sanitizer 

A hand sanitizer dispenser is affixed to the wall at the washroom entrance.

Emergency Features

Alarm System

The Library building has a two-stage alarm system. For two-stage alarms, please listen carefully to distinguish the signal, as there will be two different tones.

  • For the first stage, the signal is a slow, intermittent tone, and it signifies a “be alert” signal. In this case, stand by and be alert for potential evacuation of the building. Listen to any announcements made.
  • For the second stage, a fast, continuous tone signifies an “alarm” signal, and you must evacuate the building immediately. Do not wait for further announcements. Do not use the elevator.

If you have a disability that prevents you from using the stairs, please see Evacuation Plans for People Requiring Assistance

Emergency Exits

In the case of an evacuation, staircases are located adjacent to the elevator bank, and emergency staircases on the east and north sides of the floor.

Security Phone

Emergency phones and blue pull duress buttons that connect directly to TMU Security are located adjacent to the emergency exits and in select washrooms throughout the library. The location of the security phone is typically marked with a red flag sign.

Refer to the yellow signs located in all shared spaces to confirm your location (which is noted in a white box in the upper right corner).