Lovely Libraries: Intro Post

We’ve finally made it to Friday! This week has been incredibly packed for me and I’ve still got a lot in the works for the weekend but it should be less hectic from here on out (fingers crossed!).

I wanted to talk about a new feature I’ll be sharing with you soon, somewhat in line with my last post and thoughts on productivity. As I may have mentioned on the blog before and as some of my Instagram stories have shown, I’ve been exploring the libraries on my campus over the summer.

I had only been to 5 or so during my first year but usually ended up studying or writing in my room, and I’ve found I really have a hard time focusing with so many other distractions around.

So! while I had some time off during the summer, why A1 (1)not check out the many, many libraries nearby! The university has a printed map of all the libraries and I had created a list with the hours of each so I could schedule out times to visit them (more organization tendencies coming in to play). When I started out, I took some notes on my phone re: seating capacity, food restrictions, outlets, etc. and I realized, “I can write blog posts about this!”

I was a little anxious at first in exploring these new-to-me spaces but it’s been fun going into departments I never would’ve visited otherwise. I still have 4 more to visit before my tour is complete, but I’ve been drawing up my comparisons to see which one may be my ideal study spot.

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There are 44 (!) libraries at this university but I only have 21 on my list so I’ll be sharing my thoughts on those with you soon, and for those of you in Toronto, perhaps you’ll find a new spot that works for you!

If you’re a U of T student, let me know where your favourite places to study are!
For others: do you have a usual study/reading spot, whether on campus or off?

Happy weekend, all! Hope you get lots of studying and/or reading in, wherever you are!




3 thoughts on “Lovely Libraries: Intro Post

  1. Go for it! I hope you enjoy exploring the new spaces and libraries. Even if it makes you nervous, remember you’re always at home in books 😉 I really don’t feel comfortable in a public library, even though I admire the books and aesthetic of it. Which is why I’ve been in the library twice only, in a year, even though I study literature and creative writing xD

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    • I’m actually not sure, I guess because there’s a such a large student population and they have a pretty big focus on research. Some of them are more specialized and some are little more than a small room but I found some nice study spaces among them!


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