Graduate Student Space

The Graduate Student Space, located on the 4th floor of the Killam Memorial Library, is for the use of all Dalhousie University graduate students. It is accessible by the use of a valid Dalhousie graduate student ID card.

The area has both social and quiet study space, as well as a bookable Seminar Room (12 person capacity) and two bookable Group Study rooms (6 person capacity). The Graduate Student Space is open during regular Killam Library building hours, in general closing at 11:45pm.

General Space Usage

The Social space is intended for casual conversation and collaboration; the Quiet space is intended for silent study only.

  1. Please share the space. Do not leave items unattended for an unreasonable amount of time (about 1⁄2 hour), since other people may want to use the space occupied by your stuff. Items may be removed by staff at the end of the day.
  2. Computer usage rules are in line with Dalhousie’s policies on computer use and responsible computing. Consideration for others is expected regarding the display of materials on computer screens (e.g. no porn) and music must be listened to using headphones.
  3. If you are finished using material not checked out from the Library, please place it on the table provided outside the graduate space for reshelving.
  4. If new markers or board-wipers are needed, send an e-mail to
  5. This space is intended for the use of Dalhousie graduate students only. Please prevent people from following you into this space.

Seminar Room and Group Study Rooms

  1. The rooms are booked on a first come, first served basis online. You can book a room up to one week in advance for up to 2 hours at a time.
  2. The Seminar room’s primary purpose is to practice or deliver presentations. If you want it for something else, please consider the group study rooms in the Killam Learning Commons on the first floor, the Grad House or book only up to 2 days in advance to give others the chance to book it for practice talks.
  3. Clean up and leave the room tidier than when you entered it (if possible).
  4. Please be considerate of students using the adjacent Quiet space, and keep the noise down.
  5. Finally, if the Seminar or Group Study rooms are unoccupied, feel free to use them! Obviously, you will have to vacate them if someone arrives who has booked that space.


  1. Be considerate: clean up any mess you’ve made and do your dishes immediately. You’ll have to bring your own dishes. This includes the microwave. The microwave will not be cleaned on a regular basis, so it is up to you to wipe it down after using it to keep it in decent condition.
  2. The kitchenette is not a storage space. Do not leave anything overnight.
  3. If new dish soap or sponges are needed, send an e-mail to


  1. Lockers are signed out each term, with the end of each rental period being the end of the semester (Aug 31, Dec 31, April 30). Renting a locker is free, but there is a $20.00 refundable security deposit required for the key. If you have not cleaned out your locker by the end of the rental period, it will be emptied by staff and you will lose your deposit.
  2. To rent a locker, send a request containing your name, program, student number and your reasoning for wanting a locker in the Killam to
  3. Only Library material that has been signed out at the Circulation Desk may be placed in individual lockers.
  4. Use common sense when deciding what to store in your locker. Obviously, some things should not be stored in a public space.
  5. The Library reserves the right to search lockers for items missing from their shelves. If a search is to be conducted, the Library will notify students by e-mail, giving 48 hours notice. The e-mail will be sent to the address you provide when you register for your locker.

Please send any questions, suggestions or comments you may have to