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University study spaces

Finding study spaces

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

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.

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

General study spaces



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.


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.


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.


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.



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


Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 11.00pm

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


Throughout the Library

24-hour access.

More information is available from the Library study spaces page.


Piazza Learning Centre

Monday to Sunday: 7.30am - 10.30pm during term-time. 

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.

Spring Lane Building

SLB/209 Study area 

18 PCs

YUSU building


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

Share the space

You're not in the Library, but these pop up spaces are still somewhere for you and others to study, so please respect those working around you. Follow the guidance in each space for noise levels (spaces are designated quiet or studious buzz), follow each room's rules about food and drink, and remember to clear away your belongings and any rubbish when you leave.

Library chat service

Library staff are just a click away, even when you're working in the pop up study spaces. If you have a Library query you can use our chat service day or night to ask someone on the Help Desk: