Quiet Places to Study on Campus

The FARR isn’t the only quiet place to study on campus.The following is a guide to to the other nooks and crannies of Concordia. It’s also worth noting that in various departments there are often reading rooms available for studying in.You usually just have to ask.

Concordia Greenhouse Atrium

Fine Arts Digital Image and Slide Collection (DISC)

Frigo Vert Lounge

Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) Concordia

Simone de Beauvoir Library

Concordia Vanier Library

Alternative Libraries in Montreal

The term ‘Alternative Libraries’ tends to connote library collections run by alternative, often grass- roots means, whose collections assemble hard- to- nd materials such as self-published items, as well as materials oriented towards social and economic justice and subjugated knowledge forms. In this sense, the FARR can be understood as an alternative library: a student-run space with a mandate to assemble obscure artists’ publica- tions, alternative print material, and challenging art criticism. A number of other alternative libraries exist throughout Montreal, run library users, students, collectives, and volunteers, containing large zine collections, hard-to- nd resources on anti-oppression and radical politics, and much more. The Alternative Libraries database can be a good place to start looking for alternative libraries in Montreal. The database contains most of the libraries overviewed in here, and allows you to search the collections of these libraries through a collective database. The database can be found at: Alternative Libraries.

Centre for Community Organizations (CoCo) Resource Library

Centre for Gender Advocacy Library

DIRA- Anarchist Library

Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) Concordia Resource Centre

Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) McGill Resource Centre

Reflections Islamic Library

Simone de Beauvoir Library

The Union for Gender Empowerment (UGE) Library

Find Zines in Montreal

Zines are often more affordable to acquire and collect than bigger publications. Often buying zines means directly supporting the people who make them, and zines can frequently be found for pay-what-you-can and sliding scale prices, as well as acquired through trades and zine swaps. But where to and zines? Montreal is a city with a vibrant zine culture, and the following directory outlines some of the co-ops, bookfairs, community spaces and zine distros where zines can be found and acquired in Montreal. From perzines, to art zines, to political zines, there’s something here for everyone.

Anarchist Book Fair

Concordia Co-op Bookstore

Co-op Coup de Griffe

Co-op Le Milieu

Dépanneur Le Pick-Up



Into Rebellion Distro

Librarie Drawn & Quarterly

Mad Pride Distro


Queer Between the Covers

The Union for Gender Empowerment Distro

Artist-Run Centres

Montreal has a long and vibrant history of artist-run centres. Run by and for artists, these centres support emerging artists by providing exhibition space, funding, residencies, access to specialized equipment, and more.The following are some notable Montreal artist-run centres that are definitely worth checking out for both programming and opportunities.


Centres des arts actuels Skol

Eastern Bloc

La Centrale Gallery Powerhouse

MAI (Montreal, arts interculturels)


Studio 303

Studio XX