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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

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


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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