Overview

The 8th floor is a Group Study floor that provides a variety of seating types and features a green wall and windows with plenty of natural light.  On this floor you can find:

  • Study carrels
  • Open study spaces
  • Bookable group study rooms
  • Books:
    • Call numbers from PN1996 – PS
    • Small collection of oversized books which are located prior to the PN’s

Wayfinding Information

The 8th floor of the library can be accessed via the library elevators or central staircase. 

Environment

Light

The 8th floor has fluorescent overhead lighting over the central study area and LED lighting in the group study rooms. Seating along windows will receive natural light during the day. Individual study carrels have LED lamps.

Sound

The 8th floor is a group study floor, and so some level of conversational noise from small groups is to be expected. 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 8th floor provides a variety of seating and study options.

Individual Study Space

There are several types of individual seating options on the 8th floor.

Study Carrels

Individual study carrel
Carrel light with power outlet
Study carrel with height adjustment control

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

Individual Seating

The 8th floor also has a selection of individual seating and table options: 

  • Stationary armchairs and moveable swivel chairs
  • Small individual tables for use with laptops or personal belongings.
  • Power outlets are available along the perimeters of the study space at floor level, and from movable power hubs placed around the central area. 

Collaborative Study Space

Group study table with power outlets

Seating for individuals and small groups is also available in the central study area. Tables include built-in power outlets.

Bookable Group Study Space

Group study room with LCD screen
Light switch with dimmer
HDMI Connection
Whiteboard markers

There are 12 bookable group study rooms available on the 8th floor. Rooms can be reserved via the Library’s Room Booking system. All 8th floor study rooms are equipped with:

  • Accessibility features, with 4, 6, or 8 moveable chairs, and tables that are accessible to wheelchair users (surface height and clearance underneath). One room, LIB864, has a set of 4 height adjustable tables.
  • 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. 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.

Amenities

Washrooms

There are men’s and women’s washrooms on the 8th floor. 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 8th floor. One is located behind the collaborative study tables near shelves B11 and B12 and the other is located in front of the male washroom.  Both water fountains include a water bottle filling station.

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.

On the 8th floor

Last Updated: January 29, 2024