From a Toronto Public Library Report:
"After Hours Study Halls are a new initiative for Toronto Public Library. After Hours Study Halls offer comfortable, secure spaces for study, reading, and work late at night. They benefit students and other people looking for a place that encourages quiet concentration. Using their own electronic devices, customers have access through Wi-Fi to the Library’s 24/7 electronic resources including the Internet. Beginning when regular
library service ends, After Hours Study Halls are open until midnight Sunday to Thursday from September to June. For regular library service (including check-out, staff assistance and computers) customers would continue to visit the Library before regular service closes.
After Hours Study Halls would be piloted at four locations in 2014 and then assessed for potential further implementation. They would be located on one floor of the Library in four branches in different parts of the City: Toronto Reference Library, North York Central Library, Agincourt and Richview branches. The four locations would have the capacity to seat over 500 people."