See you in September!

OCAD U Library Services, the Learning Zone

The Learning Zone summer hours will come to a close on August 15th. We are looking forward to 2014 fall semester, welcoming new and returning students to our space.

Learning Zone is an collaborative engaging space open to students and faculty. It includes several collections — Art & Design Annuals, Visionnaire periodical collection, OCAD Zine Library and our newest addition, the OCAD Seed Library.

Our space supports many of the student groups in hosting  XPACE: External Space, a membership based artist-run centre supported by OCAD Student Union, Plate Station, reusable dishware exchange program and sustainable gardening initiatives by grOCAD.

Many on-going events take place throughout the school year including Money Mondays – financial planning available to students and grads presented by CREATiveFund$, OCAD U’s Financial Skills Program, student exhibitions and much more.

See you in September, stay tuned for the LZ fall hours!


08 2014

Summer Reading at the OCAD U Library

Summer Reading, OCAD U Library

Visit the OCAD U Library this summer and check-out their collection of popular fiction and graphic novels to add to your summer reading list.

Browse the Summer Reading display or the Fiction, Poetry and Graphic novel section — you may come away with the perfect title to read before the holidays end.

Here is a handy list of summer titles – enjoy!


08 2014

OCAD SEED LIBRARY Branch Launch Party – August 12th, 1-4 pm

Join the Learning Zone August 12th to celebrate the official launch of the OCAD Seed Library Branch.

The OCAD Seed Library has partnered with the Toronto Seed Library (TSL) to make available seeds to grow in your garden, on the balcony, windowsill or any place, for the creative or industrious gardener.

Drop in between 1 – 4 pm to learn what the seed library is about, how to use it and how your contributions will help to sustain a viable future in food security and seed diversity, or come by to browse our seed collection and information on how to harvest and save seeds.

Come and grow with us at the Learning Zone.

OCAD Seel Library Branch Launch; TSL Branch


08 2014

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon July 23rd at the OCAD U Library

Mark your calendars, Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon returns July 23rd to the OCAD U Library!

The OCAD U Library continues their support in hosting this global event that has already seen over 100 woman artists added, and 90 articles improved on Wikipedia. Participation is open to everyone, bring your laptop and plug in! Access to OCAD U’s Library resources is available to help you continue adding and editing entries into Wikipedia.

New to Wikipedia? Beginners can attend the tutorial between between 3-3:30 pm, reserve a spot at

Drop by the OCAD U Library Wednesday July 23rd, 3 – 6:45 pm, 100 McCaul Street, 2nd Level.


Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, OCAD U Library

Here is a link to dozens of Wikipedia articles that need your editorial input.


07 2014

xpace: External Space: 1997 by Byron Chan

1997, Bryon Chan

External Space’s current exhibition hosted by OCAD U’s Learning Zone is Byron Chan’s continuously looping video called 1997 which explores Hong Kong’s tenuous relationship with it’s past, present and future and the cumulative impact on this once culturally diverse territory.

 Originally captured on 8mm film on a ferry in Hong Kong in the 1960’s, 1997 is a re-contextualization of found material that explores that region’s cultural transition after being returned to it’s Chinese “homeland” following a century and a half of existing under British rule.

Adrienne Crossman

Chan manipulates the found footage using digital tools, to erase the visual record of the people from 1960s Hong Kong, while maintaining a point of reference by retaining the image of one family, as they observe the changes.

On until August 15th at the Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street Level 1

Exhibition Essay



07 2014

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