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Study spaces across our campuses: Home

Study spaces available across Highfield, Avenue and our Libraries

We have reduced the amount of study spaces to comply with COVID-19 social distancing rules as well as other measures put in place for your safety.

This page lists the main areas of individual study space available across Highfield, Avenue campus, and the University's libraries. Please note: this is not live information and booking is required for certain spaces. 

Lockdown 2021: Government guidance advises that wherever possible students should remain where they are and not return to campus and/or halls of residence until in-person on-campus teaching resumes. We do recognise that some students may not be able to safely or successfully study away from campus. Therefore, if a student feels that they need to return on this basis, then they should return to campus, but follow the guidance to isolate until two negative COVID-19 tests have been received.

Please ensure you stay safe while using individual study space by wearing a face covering, cleaning down surfaces and maintaining physical distance from others.


Last checked or updated: 12/01/21

Study space during 2021 lockdown

Building Number of seats Number of PCs Available weekdays Available weekends Booking required How long can I stay?
Hartley Library  370 20 08.00-18:00 Saturday - Sunday 09:00-17:00 Yes 1, 2 and 3 hour options, can stay longer if not at capacity 
Building 100 120 24 


Closed No No limit 
SUSU Building 42 The Bridge approx 100 0 09:00-17:00 Closed No No limit
Avenue campus 43 9 08:00-20:00 Closed No No limit 
Health Services Library 29 2 08.00-18.00 Closed  Yes 1 hour, can stay longer if not at capacity


Please note that from 5th November 2020 face coverings must be worn at all times when you are using independent study space in University buildings. You may find it helpful to step outside and take regular breaks if you are studying for long periods. Please do not move the furniture, and ensure you follow the directional signage.

Please email if you have any questions. 

Find out more about the University’s safety guidance. 

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