Finding space

Finding a place to study together at the busiest times of the year can seem challenging but there are more spaces across campus where you can study than you might have thought.

If you know you are going to be doing group work in advance, you can book any of the group study rooms and the larger meeting room in the Library up to two weeks in advance through the Library website or using the booking kiosk in the Atrium. These rooms come complete with plasma screens or a projector (in the meeting room) to support presentation practice.

For unplanned meetings, our meeting pods are available 24/7 for you to drop into on the fly, and you can work together anywhere outside of the Individual Silent Study Zone on the top floor. You can also use any of the classrooms in the Library when they are not actively required for teaching – just please be prepared to leave if asked to do so.

If you are a postgraduate, don’t forget you can use the exclusive postgraduate study suite in rooms 0.38-0.42 overlooking Ravelin Park!

Just next door to the Library in the Students’ Union, you will find two of the largest alternative study spaces on campus: 3rd Space on the first floor, offering a chilled, spacious alternative to the main Library space with similar American diner and coffee table style seating suitable for anyone who wants to gather to chat in small groups, and the expansive student common room on the ground floor. 

Other study spaces across campus

Of course, you may not always want to come to the Library if you have classes in another building. That’s why we’ve added links to the list of all the different study spaces you can use across campus on MyPort from our Group study rooms and Find my space webpages where we talk about study spaces to make it easier for you to choose an alternative study space if you find the Library overly full or simply want to work elsewhere.

Other study spaces vary in size from niches for a couple of people to squirrel themselves away to spacious classrooms seating forty.  Outside of the Library and other open access computer suites, you may need to bring your own device for computing but we hope you will enjoy the variety of study spaces available.

We hope that including these links will make it easier for you to choose a study space that’s right for you if you ever come to book a room in the Library and find you have to look elsewhere.

Assistant Librarian (Promotions) at the University Library. An enthusiastic advocate of libraries, diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice for all, inside and outside the workplace.

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