Ground Floor bookings

Please note that the OISE Library is currently closed due to the pandemic. If you have questions about the Library space, please contact Jenaya Webb.

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?

  • Eligible events will have minimum sound levels during Library hours. Only events scheduled after Library hours may include music, films, etc.
  • Events must be academic in nature (e.g. conferences, research fairs, etc.) Social events will only be eligible as an adjunct to a specific academic event. For example, a reception connected to a symposium using the space would be approved; a departmental party would not.
  • Space may not be booked for regularly scheduled classes or meetings.
  • Only OISE-sponsored events will be approved. OISE sponsored events must:
  1. be for the OISE community
  2. be coordinated by staff or faculty from an OISE department
  3. be attended by at least one coordinator from the sponsoring OISE department
  4. provide OISE departmental CC and FC numbers

Step 2: Review Library events policy

To ensure that your event is eligible and complies with Library policies, review the Ground Floor booking policy.

Step 3: View booking schedule

To ensure the Library is available on the day of your event, view the Library events schedule.

Step 4: Print floor plan

You must return the furniture to its standard configuration using the OISE Library floor plan (PDF) as soon as your event is over.

Step 5: Fill out the Ground Floor Booking Request Form

Please contact Jenaya Webb at