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Fireside Reading Room

Fireside Reading Room Our beautiful Dixon-Alger Fireside Reading Room features exposed brick, an electric fireplace, and a two-storey glass wall overlooking Polonsky Commons and the reflecting pond. 

We welcome requests for use of our Fireside Reading Room. We balance those requests with the need to provide students with quiet study space, particularly in peak times such as exam periods.


Fireside Reading Room Booking Procedures 

Reservations & Cancellations

Please submit your request to book the Library’s Fireside Reading Room no later than one week prior to your event.

Need to change or cancel? Please email  at least 2 business days in advance of your event.

Room Location, Size, and Capacity

The Fireside Reading Room is located in LIB 200, on the 2nd floor of the North Oshawa Library.

The maximum occupancy of the room varies, depending on the room configuration for your event.

Set-Up Occupancy
Conference Seating (Tables & Chairs) 30
Audience Seating 50
Standing Room Only 57

Furniture & Equipment

The Fireside Reading Room is equipped with a mix of furniture that is suitable for small or informal gatherings and events.

If other furniture is required, it is the responsibility of the event organizer to arrange special furniture delivery, setup, and removal following the event.

Space is equipped with electrical outlets and can accommodate AV equipment setup. These arrangements are the responsibility of the organizer.

Submit requests for furniture and equipment directly through

Food & Drinks

If you require refreshments as part of your event, submit orders directly through the University's in-house catering services, by Marek Hospitality.

Please ensure that catering equipment and any leftover food are removed promptly following your event.

Please indicate below if you plan to make catering arrangements.


Any housekeeping work orders required before or after the event are the responsibility of the event organizer. Please submit housekeeping requests to

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