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This page offers some general information about the Library.
Dana Porter Library self-guided tour
"Porter" houses materials of interest to researchers in the Arts and Social Sciences. It also has wonderful work spaces. Start your tour on any floor and just explore.
Clickable floor plans
1st floor (basement)
- Special Collections and Archives (SCA)
- Microroom. Find reproductions of books, newspapers, government documents, and more that have been photographically reduced to save space. Staff can help you use the room's machine readers to view and scan this content.
- Comfy seating
2nd floor (main floor)
Dana Porter Library's Waterloo Reads: popular books, main floor
Dana Porter Library's Sims Reading Room, 3rd floor
4th and 5th floors - staff only
6th - 10th floors
- Great views, stop and take a look
- Find a floor that suits the day
Silent study: floors 7 & 8
Quiet study: floors 6 & 9
Group study: floor 10
Dana Porter Library's, 6th floor bookshelves
Research guides by subject
- Find relevant guides from the over 65 broad subject areas
- For example,
Study zones in the Dana Porter Library