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.

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

General study spaces

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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.

Library@Piazza

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.

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

Study zones

We’ve got dedicated zones across our buildings for those who wish to study silently, quietly or in a group. Do you know your Studious Buzz from your Silent zone? Take a look at what you can do where:

Library chat service

We are just a click away, even 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:

Campus West

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Spring Lane Building

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Weeks 1 to 4

Monday to Sunday, 8.00am to 11.00pm. 

Campus East

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Summer term availability 2018

Piazza Building

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Weeks 1 to 7

Monday to Sunday, 8.00am to 11.00pm

Please note: No PZA rooms will be available on Friday 1 Jun and Saturday 2 Jun.