About Us.

Who We Are

We are Zoe, Paige, Emma, Amélie and Ben. The Fine Arts Reading Room is a student-run library and resource centre, located on the 2nd floor of Concordia’s EV building. We offer access to computers, printing,and loans from our collection of historical and contemporary art publications. We also provide students with funding through our annual residency project as well as small publishing grants.

Come visit us!

10 am – 7 pm Mondays to Thursdays
10 am – 6 pm Fridays

EV 2.785
1515 Ste. Catherine O.
514.848.2424 ext. 5633

Concordia University is located on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) territory.

Policy & Bylaws

If you are interested in accessing the bylaws of the Fine Arts Reading Room you may review a hard copy during our open hours. If you would like to review any specific internal policies please contact us for more information.


Meet our 2016/2017 team!


Emma is a fourth-year Art History student interested in zine creation, spatial theory and queer-related content. She is quite apt in various research methods and is comfortable speaking or answering any questions in both French and English. This year, she is eagerly tasked with coordinating the publication grant, and looks forward to helping patrons with any problem they may encounter.


Zoe is a 5th (and final) year studio arts major, who mostly makes comics and other kinds of books. She can help with research of all kinds, navigating the FARR’s collection and creating and printing comics/zines. She speaks English and imperfect French, but is happy to try to help in both languages.


Paige Sabourin is a second year Art History student with a background in photography. She knows a fair amount about small press publishing, zine-making, and research methods. She is managing the FARR’s residency program this year and is very excited about it! She speaks English and some French, and will try her best to help you in either language.


Amelie is a student in Fibres and Material Practises. She is interested in everything that concerns D.I.Y., textile art, screenprinting and feminism. She is also a founding member of the feminist collective, Les Bêtes d’Hier and is willing to help anybody who needs information on the publishing processes, from bookbinding to distribution. She can help you out in both French and English.


Ben is majoring in Intermedia and minoring in Print. He is interested in performance, music, video, and artist books. Feel free to approach him if you need help with research, grant writing, artist statements and residency applications. Ben speaks English and intermediate French.

Fee Levy Information

The Fine Arts Reading Room is funded by $0.70 per credit fee-levy paid by all Undergraduate Fine Arts students. The current fee-levy was voted into effect by referendum in April 2016. Opting out: If you would like to opt out of the fee-levy, please present yourself in person at EV 2.789 in the week after the add/drop date. Students who opt out of the fee-levy will lose access to FARR Resources or funding opportunities.