Finding study spaces

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Locate the study spaces listed on this page using the interactive campus map.

University study spaces

There are a variety of places to study across the University.

For general study spaces and pop-up spaces during the exam period, see the tabs below.

For areas with IT facilities, see:

To book group study rooms, please use the Timetabling Service's Student Booking Form. Many teaching/seminar rooms may be booked by students when they're not in use for teaching.

There are further bookable rooms and study spaces available in the Library. We have a seating availability checker so you can know if the space you want will be free before you set out.

You can also see what facilities are available nearby using our showers and food preparation facilities map.

General study spaces

College/buildingAreaNotes

Alcuin

Alcuin Bistro

Monday to Friday: after 4.00pm.
Saturday and Sunday: all day.

Please avoid peak mealtime service periods.

Alcuin receptionists will provide access if it is locked.

Berrick Saul building

Postgraduate Study Area

24-hour access via student card.

Study space for arts and humanities PhD and MA students.

For more information, see the facilities for postgraduates page.

Careers Service

Information Room

Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 5.00pm during term-time.

Desk space, easy chairs and networked PCs are available.

Derwent

Dining Hall

24-hour access.

Please avoid peak mealtime and bar service periods.

The Courtyard

Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 11.00pm.

Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon until late.

Halifax

Graduate Common Room

24-hour access.

Next to JJs Common Room. Available to any Halifax College member.

Provost's Classroom

First floor of Halifax College Management Building, when not booked out, is available to any Halifax College member.

James

Roger Kirk Centre balcony

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm.

Please avoid 12 noon to 2.00pm and peak mealtime and bar service periods.

Soft seating and additional electrical sockets for laptops.

Langwith

LCE/013

24-hour access.

Includes a couple of PCs and is available as a study area when not booked out.

The Glasshouse

24-hours access.

Bar is closed during vacations.

Law and Management

Atrium

Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 11.00pm

Designed to provide a touch-down and social learning space. 

Library

Throughout the Library

24-hour access.

More information is available from the Library study spaces page.

Ron Cooke Hub

Throughout the Hub

24-hour access.

Study desks on first and second floor have networked PCs.

Three Study Pods (suitable for groups of 6, 12 or 18 people).

Book pods via room booking.

Dozens of additional study spaces and networked PCs are available in seminar and teaching rooms when not in use for booked activities.

Space for serious collaborative group study and collaboration is available on the Island of Interaction.

Spring Lane Building

Ground and second floors

Spaces are available for individual study or groups study on the ground floor and second floor.

YUSU building

YourSpace

Open 8.30am to 8.00pm during term-time, 10.00am to 5.00pm outside of term-time.

Note that this space may occasionally be booked for meetings.

Pop up study spaces

Campus West

College/buildingRoomsSummer term availability 2017
 James College

James Hall

Weeks 5 to 7

Monday to Sunday, 8.00am to 11.00pm.

Library Fairhurst Building

LFA/144

Weeks 1 to 10

Monday to Sunday 24-hour access, excluding Wednesdays 1.00pm to 6.00pm.

 

LFA/204 and 205

Weeks 1 to 10

Monday to Friday, 6.00pm to 8.00am; Saturday and Sunday, 24-hour access.

 

LFA/210

Weeks 6 to 10

Monday to Sunday 24-hour access

Spring Lane Building

SLB/201
SLB/202
SLB/203
SLB/204
SLB/205
SLB/206
SLB/207
SLB/208
SLB/209

Weeks 1 to 4

Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 10.00pm.

Weeks 5, 6, and 7

Monday to Sunday, starting Sunday 14 May, 8.00am to 10.00pm.

 

SLB/210
SLB/211

Weeks 5 and 6 

Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 10.00pm.

 

All seminar rooms

Weeks 5 and 6 (13-28 May, inclusive)

 Saturday and Sunday, 8.00am to 10.00pm.

Vanbrugh

V/C/026

Weeks 5 to 7

Monday to Sunday, 8.00am to 11.00pm.

Wentworth

W/304 
W/306

Weeks 5 to 7

Monday to Sunday, 8.00am to 11.00pm.

Campus East

College/building

Rooms

Summer term availability 2017

Law and Management Builing

LMB/023 
LMB/036X 
LMB/037X

Weeks 5 to 7

Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 11.00pm.

 

LMB/020
LMB/021
LMB/022
LMB/023
LMB/024

Weeks 1 to 4

Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 11.00pm.

Ron Cooke Hub

RCH/018 
RCH/102e 
RCH/103 
RCH/104 
RCH/105 
RCH/105A 
RCH/107 
RCH/107A

Weeks 5 to 7

Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 11.00pm.

 

RCH/204 

Weeks 5 to 7

Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 11.00pm (excluding Friday afternoons 12 noon to 4.00pm).