Student Services and Facilities at Brock


  • The James A. Gibson Library is the main library, and is located in the Schmon Tower of the St. Catharines Campus. Other libraries include the Instructional Resource Centre, housing practical curriculum and teaching materials, in the Faculty of Education, and the Map, Data & GIS Library in the Mackenzie Chown building. Your student ID will allow you to borrow materials in all libraries.
  • In addition to print materials, the Library offers access to ebooks and online journals through the Library website at Use your Brock login credentials to access online journal articles, ebooks, streaming video, primary source databases, and much more.
  • For more information see Library Information for Joint PhD Students.
  • For help with Library databases and more:

    For research consultations or other questions, please contact:

  • Karen Bordonaro
    Office: Schmon Tower 1128
    Phone: (905) 688-5550 extension 4423

  • Jennifer Thiessen

  • Library Orientation for Graduate Studies in Education

Student Accessibility Services:

Brock University Student Accessibility Services facilitates academic accommodations and provides supports to students with permanent disabilities or temporary and/or cyclical health conditions.  Register online to get help from an accessibility professional.

Health Care Facilities:

Athletics and Recreation:

  • Brock University offers Joint PhD students the ability to use the Walker Sport Complex which is located at the west end of the campus, very near to Welch Hall, the Faculty of Education.  The facilities include a 50-meter pool, whirlpool, indoor recreation track, 3 gymnasiums, squash courts, indoor rowing tank, the Zone Fitness Centre and outdoor fields and tennis courts.
  • In order to gain admission to the facilities, you must use your Brock University Student card.
  • Summer Hours:  Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm; Friday: 7 am – 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday – 10 am – 3 pm.  Specific pool schedules can be found at 
    Various fitness classes and programs will be available over the Summer months.  For more information visit their schedule of events:
  • For those students who will be travelling to the Brock campus with family and younger children, there are a variety of Summer camps and swimming lessons available.  Please visit this site for more details:  Registration opens May 14, 2019 at noon.

For general enquiries contact the Front Desk:
Ph: 905-688-5550 x4060

Child Care: 

  •  For those students who are travelling with family and require daycare for their younger children, the Rosalind Bauder Centre for Child Care is located right on the southwest portion of the campus.  The Rosalind Bauder Centre offers infant, toddler, junior and senior preschool programming.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:30-6:00pm.  To place your child on a waitlist and book a tour of the facilities visit: or contact 905-688-5550 X 3515.
  • For other child care options to meet your family’s needs visit:  Niagara Region Child Care Registry:

Food on Campus:

There are many options for food on-campus available to you throughout your stay.  Here are some choices while on campus:

The Niagara Region

Located in St Catharines, Ontario, Brock University is located atop the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario’s Niagara peninsula. For more information regarding Brock University and the Niagara region please visit some of the following links: