Cameron Library main and basement levels are open with limited access. Advanced booking is required.
Please check our hours page for current hours and details.
Cameron Library for Sciences, Engineering, and Business
Cameron Library provides collections and services in support of the research and teaching of the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, and the Alberta School of Business. Collections include the William C. Wonders Map Collection, and the Canadian Circumpolar Collection. Cameron seats 1650 with 400+ computers. Cameron is zoned for three levels of noise: silent/no food, quiet, and collaborative. Cameron is also home to the Library’s secure 24hr study space which features 200+ computers, 18 group study rooms, and comfortable seating. Cameron Library is located near a Starbucks, and is the home of the Digital Scholarship Centre.
Cameron Library Contact Information
11231 Saskatchewan Drive
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2J8
Access to Cameron Library
Located next to the Central Academic Building (CAB), the Cameron Library can be reached through external doors or via CAB.
Closest Parking/Transit Options
- LRT stop is University Station.
- Bus stop is University Transit Centre.
- Closest parking is located just east of HUB mall (Lots 700, N, and U) or just North of CCIS (Lot E)
Directions to/from above including details about wheelchair accessible entrances and pathways, availability of ramps and automatic door openers, etc
From University Station: the 112 Street and 89 Avenue Northside entrance (by Hub Mall) is fully accessible with an elevator. Once out of the station, travellers head North West towards the west side of Rutherford Library, turning West before the Old Arts Building. Cameron Library is just East of CAB, its entrance (with wheelchair accessible ramp and automatic door control) being found on the South West corner of the building.
From University Transit Station: Travellers head North West towards the west side of Rutherford Library, turning west before the Old Arts Building. Cameron Library is just East of CAB, its entrance (with wheelchair accessible ramp and automatic door control) being found on the South West corner of the building.
From Lots 700, N and U: Using either 90th Ave, 89th Ave or any other outdoor path to cross HUB mall, travellers need to bring themselves to the West side of Rutherford Library, and head North West to reach the Cameron entrance. Cameron Library is just East of CAB, its entrance (with wheelchair accessible ramp and automatic door control) being found on the South West corner of the building.
From Lot E: Travellers need to go around the EAS building, walk along the East side of the Gunning/Lemieux Chemistry building, head North under the CAB/Cameron pedway to arrive at the South West Entrance of the Cameron Library building
Building and Library Entrance(s)
CAB/Cameron pedway: A short staircase and a wheelchair accessible ramp that lead to the main Cameron Library entrance
South west corner entrance from outside: 2 steps and wheelchair accessible ramp. Automatic door control.
When in the building from the south west corner entrance, patrons can either i) walk up a short set of stairs to the entrance of the library ii) walk down a set of stairs to the Knowledge Common or iii) take an accessibility lift either up to the Cameron Library entrance or down into the Knowledge Common.
After regular library hours, the Main floor and Basement of Cameron library are open 24 hours. The after hours entrance is via a swipe card access door immediately north of the Main entrance. This door does not have automatic capability.
After regular library hours, users are required to use their proximity ONEcard to access the lift. Their card needs to be registered with service desk staff during regular service desk hours.
There is a dedicated accessibility lift connecting the main entrance level with the south west corner building entrance level and the basement level. The lift requires users to press and hold the direction that they wish the lift to travel, not the direction that they intend to travel. For example. if the lift is resting in the basement and the traveller would like to do to the basement, they would press and hold the UP button to bring it up to the main level. Once in the lift, users will again press and hold the buttons inside the lift towards the direction they wish to travel.
After hours, users are required to use their proximity ONEcard to access the lift. Their card needs to be registered with service desk staff during regular service desk hours.
There are phones at the ground and basement level lift that connect to the service desk during regular hours and can be used to contact Protective Services during late night study.
In addition to the accessibility lift, there are 2 elevators for use by the public that travel from the main floor to the 5th floor. No access to basement using these elevators.
There are two height-adjustable desks on Level 3. An additional height-adjustable desk is also available in the Fireside lounge on Level 1.
Cameron Library also has two treadmill desks, located on Level 1, by East stairwell.
The only accessible (automatic control) washrooms are on the West side of the basement. All other washrooms in the library are through doors (often 2) that need to be pushed open.
- Basement: 6 fire alarms, and three phones with direct lines to Protective Services.
- Main Floor: 8 fire alarms.
- Second Floor: 5 fire alarms.
- Third Floor: 5 fire alarms.
- Fourth Floor: 5 fire alarms.
On the main floor. There is also a counter that is 30 inches off the floor.