Individual studios are made available to doctoral candidates who are writing their thesis. Studios without windows are made available to other doctoral candidates or researchers. Room 214 is made available to students with special needs. Room 213 is made available in order of priority to candidates for the Master’s degree who are preparing a seminar paper or a research paper, and then to other Master’s candidates, according to the order in which they have made their request at the Library.
Studios for doctoral candidates may be occupied until one month after the thesis defence, but no longer than a maximum of three (3) years. Studios for Master’s degree students or researchers can be made available for a maximum of one (1) year, with the closing date no later than August 31st. Rooms 213 and 214 are made available on a yearly basis, from September 1st to August 31st. In order to retain the studio, the occupant must use it at least 60% of the time (three days per week). The occupant should inform the Chief Librarian of any projected absence of more than two (2) weeks.
One student must pay the relevant fees before taking possession of a studio. The payment must be made by cheque in advance, either in a lump sum for the total of the monthly fees for the period of occupancy until August 31st or by providing the number of postdated cheques required to pay the monthly occupancy fee for the same period. If occupancy of the studio is terminated earlier than originally expected and if one month’s notice has been given, the amount paid or the postdated cheques for the months when the studio is unused will be refunded or returned. There are no occupancy fees for Rooms 213 and 214.
Occupants of studios are requested to register at the services desk all library materials which they require for more than one day. A maximum of thirty (30) books may be borrowed for a loan period of sixty (60) days. Books may be renewed twice. Reference books, as well as reserve books may not be kept longer than one day. Periodicals may be borrowed for a period of 7 days and are non-renewable. The Library reserves the right to verify from time to time that these basic rules are respected.
Beverages may be brought into the studios. Students are invited however to do it discreetly in order that the general policy that forbids food and drink in the Library may be respected. No food may be brought into the studios, and no smoking is allowed. Noise should be kept to a minimum. All lights should be turned off when leaving the premises.
The Library is not responsible for personal property kept or left in the studios.
November 29th, 2004.
Revised: July 5th, 2006.
N.B.: Two studios are set aside for post-doctoral students or visiting scholars.