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Study carrels

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) makes study carrels available to those who receive grants under its Research Support Program and library subscribers whose accounts are in good standing. The purpose of these rooms is to promote the best possible use of BAnQ's collections, and their use is reserved for the following projects only:

  • research related to university studies (master's, doctoral or post-doctoral level);
  • research done by BAnQ grant recipients
  • publications.


There are 10 such carrels available and they are located in the Grande Bibliothèque. There are six in the National collection, two on Level 2 (economics, business, science and technology) and two on Level 3 (history, humanities and social sciences).

To obtain a study carrel, please fill out and return the following form: Réservation d'un cabinet de recherche form [Word - 1,9 MB] (in French only). You will be swiftly notified whether your reservation request has been accepted or not.

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Please contact us by dialing 514 873-1100 (Montréal region) or 1 800 363-9028, option 3 (all regions of Québec outside the Montréal region).

In these study carrels, you can search the Web and access BAnQ's online resources with a laptop computer connected to BAnQ's Internet network (wired and wireless).

Eligibility criteria and rules of use

A reservation can last for a maximum of six months, unless special arrangements are made. If the conditions of use outlined below are not complied with, the reservation will be cancelled.

  • Study carrels are available during the opening hours of the Grande Bibliothèque.
  • Study carrels are reserved for individual work.
  • Drinking and eating are prohibited in the carrels. In addition to this, it is forbidden to drink water in the carrels located in the National collection.
  • Users must adhere to all current rules regarding the handling of materials at BAnQ.
  • Reference works are to be studied in the reading rooms set aside for this purpose.
  • Users must ensure that their study carrel is clean and neat at all times. Users are responsible for materials and other objects left in their carrel outside of opening hours.
  • Users must occupy their study carrel on a regular basis and notify service desk staff if they are absent for an extended period of time.
  • Users must fill in the attendance sheet made available in their carrel.
  • Users must leave the key of their study carrel with service deks staff after using the carrel.
  • Users' accounts must be in good standing.
  • Users agree to comply with the Patron Code of Conduct.