Please note: bookings for the Fireside Reading Room are temporarily suspended. We will update this page as further information becomes available.

Fireside Reading Room, Oshawa Campus Library

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 pool.

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 Oshawa Campus Library.

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

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.

For larger, more formal events, it is the responsibility of the event organizer to arrange special furniture delivery, setup and removal following the event.

The 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 campus CaterTrax platform.

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


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