Policy for Assignment of Research/Study Space
Updated March 2016
The D.B. Weldon Library offers assigned individual research/study space to eligible applicants. These rooms provide locked, private space to those engaged in research and learning at Western University. Research/study spaces are assigned for the following academic terms:
May 1st to September 30th
October 1st to April 30th
Weldon accepts applications from the following user groups:
Applicants must demonstrate they require considerable and continuous access to Weldon’s unique collections. Special consideration will be given to applicants who require the use of non-circulating material or resources that are difficult to transport to and from the library.
Priority is given to applicants in the disciplines served by Weldon Library (Arts and Humanities, Social Science, Information & Media Studies, and includes such interdisciplinary programs as Theory & Criticism, Women’s Studies and Health Sciences). Applicants from other faculties will be considered if space is available after the priority applicants are assigned research/study space.
Applications are reviewed by a panel to ensure that the following criteria for eligibility are met.
Final assignments are approved by the Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for The D.B. Weldon Library and email notification will indicate authorization by the AUL.
The deadline for the receipt of applications will be posted in Weldon Library, and on the Western Libraries web site, one month prior to the submission deadline. However, new applications are accepted year round and rooms may be allocated or names added to the waiting list at any time.
In recognition of the research needs of our growing faculty and graduate student community, a number of research/study rooms are available for daily use. Keys are available at the Service Desk and may be borrowed with a Western ONECard. Keys must be returned before the Library closes. Rooms are offered daily on a first come first serve basis.
Graduate Group Study Room
There is a silent group study room for Graduate Students on the 4th floor, Room 439H. See staff at the Service Desk for the key pad code.