Ground Floor booking request

The Ground Floor of the OISE Library may be booked for academic, OISE-sponsored events such as conferences, talks, and panel discussions. The space can accommodate up to 140 people for seated lectures or 250 standing.

Step 1: Are you eligible?

  • Events must be academic in nature (e.g. conferences, research fairs, etc.) Regularly scheduled classes or social events such as a departmental party will not be approved.
  • Only OISE-sponsored events will be approved. OISE sponsored events must be:
    • For the OISE community,
    • Coordinated by staff or faculty from an OISE department,
    • Attended by at least one coordinator from the sponsoring OISE department, and
    • Approved by departmental chair.
  • Events may only be scheduled on days when the Library is open and organizers should plan to wrap up 30 minutes prior to library close. See the OISE Library Hours.
  • Eligible events will have minimum sound levels as library users continue to use quiet study spaces in adjacent areas of the Library during these events.
  • Events must be requested two months prior to the request date. Submitting a request does not guarantee the event space. A confirmation email will be sent to confirm your booking.

Step 2: Review Library events policy

Step 3: View booking schedule

Step 4: Fill out the Ground Floor Booking Request Form

  • Complete the request form (see PDF below), including the signature of Department Chair / Head and submit completed form to oise.library@utoronto.ca
  • Submitting a request does not guarantee the event space. A confirmation email will be sent to confirm your booking.