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Virtual Tour

This 360-degree tour of the Archer building highlights many of the important locations and services in the library. 

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Noise Zones

The Archer Library has spaces for conversing, group work, and silent study.  There are three noise zones to choose from, depending on how much quiet you need.


Green Zone (Regular Volume)

  • Conversation at normal volume
  • Cell phone conversations permitted


  • Main Floor, all areas except Archives
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Archer Alcove

Yellow Zone (Quiet)

  • Conversation at low volume
  • No cell phone conversations.  Set phones to vibrate and exit areas to take calls.
  • Archives
  • Third and Fourth Floors, except for Grasslands 308

Red Zone (Silent)

  • For silent study. No conversations
  • No cell phone conversations.  Set phones to vibrate and exit areas to take calls.
  • Fifth floor, except for Cypress Hills Room 508
  • Sixth Floor computer lab (Saskatchewan Room, LY 612).


Floor Plans

About the building

The library building was constructed in 1967 and designed by Minoru Yamasaki. It houses an information commons and the Archway Gallery on the ground floor, alongside group study rooms and instructional spaces: the Regina and Wascana rooms. The library's physical holdings are largely held on the 3rd, 4th and 5th levels of the building, interspersed with study spaces. The 6th floor has another instructional space, as well as the library's administrative offices.