Reading Week 2021: what’s open, what’s closed
This year’s Reading Week runs from March 1 to 5 for Concordia students. During most of that time, many services remain as available as under current COVID-19 conditions. However, some will pause on March 4 and 5, 2021. See below for further details.
Access to campus during Reading Week
Faculty, staff and graduate students who are on the recurring access list can continue to work in offices, labs and studios. As usual, they will need to know their IDs and check in with Campus Security before going to their campus destination.
During Reading Week, Concordia’s Webster and Vanier libraries continue to offer the services they have adapted to provide support during the pandemic. These include article and chapter scans and deliveries, contactless book pickup, interlibrary loans and Ask A Librarian, which allows students to chat or Zoom with librarians for specific assistance.
Individual study spaces and reading rooms will also remain open. Students must continue to book them on the Concordia Library website — the best resource for hours and other key library information.
Birks Student Service Centre
The Birks Student Service Centre will be closed from March 4 to March 7, and will resume operations on March 8. Therefore, those with time-sensitive requests should be in touch as soon as possible or expect slight delays in response times during that week.
The Book Stop continues to operate online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Print Store and Art Store will be closed on March 4 and 5, and will reopen on March 8. Normally, art supplies can be purchased from Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — credit and debit only.
IITS Service Desk
The IITS Service Desk will continue providing remote service during Reading Week. Students, faculty and staff can call or email for IT help from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the week and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.
The Loyola Campus parking lots and the J.W. McConnell (LB) Building parking garage remain open during Reading Week.
The Faubourg (FB) Building parking garage remains closed until fall 2021 due to renovations.
All campus wellness services will be closed from March 4 to 7. This includes:
- The Access Centre for Students with Disabilities
- Counselling and Psychological Services
- Health Services
Emergency and crisis resources
Those in need of emergency or crisis support services will continue to have help options.
- Info-Social/Info-Santé: Call 8-1-1 to speak with a nurse or social worker 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Those with an issue with the number can call 1-866-567-4036.
- Emergency departments: Consult this full list of emergency departments in Montreal, including psychiatric emergency departments. Learn when to go to the emergency room.
- Suicide Action Montreal: Call 1-866-277-3553.
Elsewhere in Canada:
- Crisis Services Canada (distress centres and crisis organizations, by province): Call 1-833-456-4566 or search the list of provincial resources.
Outside of Canada:
- Check out the list of international emergency and crisis lines, by country.
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program remains available to employees around the clock, seven days a week. For support and service, contact Concordia’s external provider Homewood Health at the following numbers:
English services: 1-800-663-1142
French services: 1-866-398-9505
International (call collect): 1-604-689-1717
Cafeterias and cafés will remain closed, as they have been since the beginning of the pandemic.
Campus athletic facilities — including the PERFORM Centre — continue to be closed.
Follow all COVID-19 campus news and updates on the Concordia website.