QEII Space

Study Spaces

We offer quiet and group study spaces as well as individual and group study rooms.

The Commons

The Commons is a partnership between Memorial University Libraries, Information Technology Services,  the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, and the Writing Centre and is located on the second (main) floor of the QEII. This space brings together technology, writing support, and research expertise. The Commons offers 189 computers and collaborative workstations for research and scholarly work. The Commons Classroom is an open, silent area for research and computing when not in use for classes. Check out The Commons webpage for full details on software available in this area. 

The Teacher's Legacy Rotunda

The Rotunda, located at the base of the University clock tower in the tunnel between the library and the Smallwood Centre, is our newest collaborative workspace. It includes 16 computer stations, and ample room for students to collaborate.

The Digital Media Centre

The Digital Media Centre (DMC) is a specialized area of The Commons that offers multimedia software, hardware, and expertise, as well as individualized tutorials in multimedia software. Available resources include a green screen, scanners, color printers, and large-scale printing for materials such as academic posters. Visit the DMC website for full details on the software and services they offer.

First Space

Be sure to check out the art displayed as part of our First Space Art Gallery, located on the perimeter of The Commons on the main floor of the library. First Space highlights work from local and emerging artists, graduates of the Visual Arts program at the Grenfell campus and other members of the Memorial community.

Memorial University's Branch Research Data Centre (RDC)

The Queen Elizabeth II Library houses Memorial University's Branch Research Data Centre (RDC), located in Room 3017C. The RDC is a branch of the New Brunswick Research Data Centre NB-RDC and provides researchers with access to Statistics Canada population and household survey microdata in a secure university setting. The centre is staffed by a Statistical Assistant and is overseen by an Academic Director and an interdisciplinary management committee. It operates under the provisions of the Statistics Act in accordance with confidentiality rules, and is accessible only to researchers, students, faculty and government employees with approved projects who have been sworn in under the Statistics Act as 'deemed employees.' Find out about the application process and guidelines.

The RDCs are part of an initiative by Statistics Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), and a consortium of universities to help strengthen Canada's social research capacity and to support the policy research community. RDCs are located in 25 universities throughout the country, so that researchers do not need to travel to Ottawa to access Statistics Canada microdata.

RDC hours of operation

Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms

The QEII Library has a multi-stall, gender-inclusive bathroom on the 3rd floor, room 3020.