The Library Suite

The Library Suite is a main-floor studio apartment available to researchers visiting McMaster University for one to four weeks.

This suite has a full kitchen, full bathroom, a queen-sized bed, sitting area, dining table, and desk.  And hundreds of books (it’s our main library, as well as our guest suite for family and friends).  The large deck overlooks our garden and has a table, love seat, armchairs and reading lamps.

The suite includes:

  • unlimited wifi
  • air conditioning
  • full bathroom with shower and jacuzzi tub
  • a full kitchen with fridge and stove
  • a coffee maker, microwave, dishes, cutlery
  • fresh linens and towels weekly



The Library Suite is near the intersection of Barclay & Newton in the residential Westdale neighbourhood and is an easy ten-minute walk to the McMaster campus and just around the corner from the shops, cafés and restaurants of the Westdale Village; a bakery, deli, movie theatre, and two supermarkets are within walking distance.

  • Entrance to suite
    Entrance to suite
  • Kitchen
  • Eating area
    Eating area
  • Deck

Getting Around

There are bike-share stations nearby; campus, downtown Hamilton and the waterfront nature preserve of Cootes Paradise are an easy ride away.  The city buses stop about a block away. The stop for the Express GO Bus from downtown Toronto and the Express GO Bus from Toronto Pearson Airport is less than a five-minutes’ walk away.

Rates & Dates

The minimum stay is five nights; the maximum depends on availability. Please contact us for the rates.

Interested in staying with us?

Please send us email letting us know when you will be coming to McMaster and whom you will be visiting.