About Us

Who We Are

We are Negar, Van, Sasha, Amélie and Saba.
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 2018—19 Team



Amélie —
Amelie is a student in Fibres and Material Practices. 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.

Sasha —
Sasha Pozzolo is a fourth and a half year Photography major who also works in Print Media and Film Studies. She is interested in queer theory, tactile art practices, and sentimentality. She will be helping to run the Residency Program, and is excited to help in whatever ways with research in the library. She speaks English and enough French to make light conversation, but not to make any witty jokes.

Saba —
Saba is a third-year Studio Arts major with a background in Architecture and also thinking about a minor in Art History. She is super excited to help with managing the FARR’s Publication Grant program this year. She likes ceramics, printmaking and polka dots and will help you with any research and book information you need. She speaks English and very little French.

Van —
Van is a fourth year Design major with a minor in Computation Arts. She is interested in experimental printed matter, typography, object human relationships and design activism. She will be helping run the Residency Program and is here to assist patrons with any research and bookbinding needs. She speaks English and is currently in the process of learning French.

Negar —

Negar is a Studio Arts major at Concordia. She enjoys touching different material and working them in a way that allows for conversation. She is concerned with cultural diaspora, systematized control of bodies, labour and chainmaille. She will be helping to manage the Publication Grant program this year. She speaks English and functional 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.