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Reference Services for Instruction: Events in the Learning Zone

Booking the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone

The Learning Zone is a studio-based library space. It's alternative work area where users can collaborate with other students, faculty, and staff or seek support from library staff.

The Learning Zone can be booked for a wide variety of events. We have hosted student group meetings, workshops, presentations and speakers, a fashion show, a break dancing competition and a karaoke night, to name just a few of our past events. Though we are open to all sorts of creative ideas, we do not offer exclusive use of the space. The Learning Zone is deeply committed to supporting the student experience, so all events must co-exist with regular student use of the space. This may include students entering the space during an event, using computers at the far walls of the space, printing assignments in the back corner, etc. Specific areas of the space can be reserved, but we do not offer you exclusive use of the whole space.

Usage of the space is dependent on scheduling of other events and activities, the time of year (the fall and winter see heavy use while summer attendance is much lower), the time of day and the specific needs of your event. Please contact Learning Zone LIbrarian, Marta Chudolinska, to discuss a booking of the space for your event. 

Creative Process & Research: Wearable Art, site installation and performance, Winter 2012. Photo credit: Marta Chudolinska

Learning Zone Equipment and Collections

The Learning Zone is outfitted with a built-in projector, drop-down projector screen, a speaker system and microphone, making presenting media easy and convenient. We also have an LCD screen and a large, rolling white board available for alternative presentation setups. Additional media equipment can be made available from the University's AV Loans department.  

The Learning Zone features desktop and laptop computer work spaces; printers and scanners; high-tech and low-tech equipment available for loan; table space for non-toxic studio work; and several collections, including the OCAD U Zine Library, Art & Design Annuals, the OCAD U Seed Library and the Visionaire periodical collection. We are also the home of the ReUse Depot, a location for picking up and donating used art supplies. 

Learning Zone Floorplan

Subject Guide

Marta Chudolinska's picture
Marta Chudolinska
Learning Zone Librarian
416-977-6000 x2529