MACES Room Bookings


Welcome to the MACES Room Bookings page! Due to our COVID-19 preventative measures, as of September 21, 2020 access to the MACES building will be by booking ONLY. Each floor of the MACES building has been set-up to allow for individual study. The rooms have been set-up to allow for physical distancing and follow all of McGill’s careful safety protocols, including enhanced cleaning, mandatory mask use when circulating,  and clear signage.


Reserve Your Spot

  • To allow access to as many students as possible in a given week, you may book one study time per day for a maximum duration of 3-hours.
  • Within the floor that you booked, seating is first-come, first served. It is not assigned.
  • The building is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-5pm.

What to know before coming to the MACES building

  • Please bring your McGill I.D. to gain access to the building. The building is open to current McGill School of Continuing Studies students ONLY.
  • Book your study location and time slot (morning or afternoon) in advance. Users are not allowed to book on behalf of someone else and time slots are for a maximum three-hour period.
  • Users can only book one time slot per day but can book unlimited days per week. There are no drop-in hours.
  • As per the directives from the Quebec Ministry of Health and McGill’s safety protocols, masks/face coverings MUST be worn when accessing entrances/exits, corridors, common areas and washrooms. Mask/face coverings must also be worn when 2 metre physical distancing is not possible. This may apply when approaching MACES staff for assistance when in the building. Please respect the 2 metre distancing protocol when possible. Wearing a mask/face covering while seated and working in your booked study space is optional.
  • Cleaning will occur between each study period.
  • Please follow all directional and physical distancing signage.
  • Computers, and some seats and furniture have been removed. Please DO NOT move the furniture, it has been organized to respect physical distancing.
  • You may arrive anytime during your booking. Please ensure you leave on time so we have ample time to clean the space for the next student. You may leave before your booking is over. Please exit without lingering or talking with other students. This helps ensure the quiet study and distance protocols are maintained.
  • Choose any available seat on the floor that you reserved.
  • If you are unable to make your booking, please cancel it by emailing maces@mail.mcgill.ca.

What’s available at the MACES building? What can I do?

  • Study tables are available in the basement lounge and first floor study room.
  • The computer lab has Mac or PC computers available for use.
  • $1 coffee and access to the microwave is available only during your booked time slot.
  • The basement lounge and conference room have a large screen TV that can be used as a projector.
  • Space is for quiet, individual study only. Groups are not permitted. Please continue to schedule Zoom meetings for group projects.
  • Printing using U-Print is available only for students who have booked a time slot. Drop-in printing is not available.

Do not enter the MACES building if you:

    • experience any symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, difficulty breathing, sudden loss of smell)
    • have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 during the last 14 days
    • have been travelling outside of Canada in the last 14 days

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