Study Spaces & Lounges

The Library is a warm and inviting community space. We offer a variety of places to gather, discover, communicate, slow down and escape. Come and think, come and chat, come and learn.

WVML Quiet Study Room

Quiet Spaces

Quiet Study Room

For absolute quiet and concentration, settle into one of the study carrels in the Quiet Study room on the lower floor. Each carrel has an outlet, and two computers are available for public use. Be inspired by the Gordon Smith prints from our Permanment Art collection in this newly opened, light-filled space. 

Peter J. Peters Reading Room

A cozy chair, a fireplace, and a stack of the newest magazines and newspapers. What more could you ask for? The shared reading table is also an excellent place to focus or relax in utter peace and quiet, or occupy your mind at the Library's puzzle table.

Upper Mezzanine and East Wing

Find a variety of quiet places to work and read throughout the Upper Mezzanine, including the Law, and the Health & Wellness alcoves, or chose a carrel in the East Wing on the main floor.

Gathering Spaces

Musto LoungeMusto Lounge

Located on the main floor, our newest gathering space was co-designed by members of the community. Adjacent to the Courtyard, it is bright, airy and has lots of comfortable seating with fabric inspired by the art of B.C. Binning. Get to know a new neighbour, have a small group chat or relax with a book. 


Main Hall Lounge

Meet and relax in the natural light and comfortable chairs positioned along the front windows in the Main Hall. A beautiful setting to enjoy a snack and coffee from the adjacent coffee shop, Caffination.

Waterfall Lounge

If you're looking for a place to work independently or share ideas, visit the lower floor. You'll be drawn to our contemporary furniture and gallery walls that feature rotating art exhibitions. A soothing water wall provides a focal point for the space thanks to a bequest from Joan Creighton, who served as Director of the Foundation and Trustee of the Library Board, including the position of Chair. 


Collaborative Study Booths

The Community Computing Centre on the lower floor provides area for group study. Plug your laptop or tablet into the collaborative computing monitors and display your work to everyone at the table. 


Located in the Youth Department on the second floor, the Storyhouse is a great place for group study. Help yourself to lightweight collapsible tables stored in the closet. The Library also schedules regular programs in the Storyhouse; if you're worried you may be disrupted, just ask the Youth Librarians what's planned there for the day.

Room 14

Room 14 is our attractive space for teens! If you're in grades 8 to 12, come flop on the bean bags, chat with your friends, use the computers and get your homework done. There are places to study on your own and a meeting room for groups.

Youth Department Kids Area

Our second floor Youth Department is the ideal space to spend quality family time. Cuddle up together in our oversized chairs to bond over a book or watch your child's imagination take flight behind our kid-sized puppet stage. There are also spaces for children and teens to lounge and work alone or in groups.

Woman studyingCourtyard 

Take advantage of a sunny day while you can! Bring your books, snacks and conversation into the scenic courtyard, accessible through the Main Hall. 



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