Learning Zone

Image of Learning Zone lounge area, with armchairs surrounding a coffee table in the centre. In the background is a window farm indoor garden to the left and bookshelves to the right.Photo credit: Heather Evelyn

The Learning Zone is a studio-based library space. It's alternative work area where you can collaborate with other students and faculty, or seek advice from library staff.

The Learning Zone features desktop and laptop computer work spaces; printers and scanners; high-tech and low-tech equipment available for loan; table space for non-toxic studio work; and several collections, including the OCAD Zine Library, Art & Design Annuals, the OCAD U Seed Library and the Visionaire periodical collection. We are an active exhibition space and host a wide range of workshops and events. We are also the home of the ReUse Depot, a location for picking up and donating used art supplies. Please visit our Equipment page to see the materials we have available for use in the space. 

The Learning Zone has two single-use gender-neutral bathrooms. 

LZ Events 

The Learning Zone is an active space, often hosting workshops, drop-in services, exhibition receptions, book launches, art supply swaps and much more. Keep up to date with the programming available to students or the public by following us on Facebook or Twitter. You can read about past events and programs on our blog

LZ Contacts

To book an event, workshop or discuss a project, please contact:

  • Marta Chudolinska, Learning Zone librarian, 416 977-6000, Ext. 2529 (primary contact during academic year)
  • Lindsay Gibb, Learning Zone technician (primary contact during summer session)


The Learning Zone is located on Level 1 of the Village by the Grange building. The space can be accessed through the entrances at 113 McCaul St. and 122 St. Patrick St. Bike parking is available outside the space at the St. Patrick St. entrance. With the exception of public events and exhibitions, you must have a valid OCAD University ID card to enter the Learning Zone.