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Study spaces across our campuses: Home

Study spaces available across Highfield, Avenue and our Libraries

"A face covering must be worn inside all University buildings at all time"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. 

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: 19/07/21

Study space on Highfield & Avenue campus

Building Number of seats Number of PCs Available weekdays Available weekends Booking required How long can I stay?
Hartley Library  approx 450 approx 23 08.00-midnight  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 
West Library Square marquee (Building 38p) 95 0


Closed No

No limit 

B38 (Staff Social Centre) 33 0 08:00-17:00 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  11.00-15.00  Yes 1 hour, can stay longer if not at capacity
Winchester School of Art Library 20 6 09.00-19.00  Saturday 10:00-16:00; closed Sunday Yes 1 and 2 hour options, can stay longer if not at capacity 
Building 58, Murray (Level 1) 12 0 09:00-18:00 Closed No No limit
Building 2 North end (Level 2) 10 0 09:00-18:00 Closed No No limit
SUSU Building 42 The Plant Pot 48-130 0 09:00-17:00 Closed No No limit. Multiple occupancy tables are available, please maintain 2 metre distance from anyone not in your household or support bubble
National Oceanography Centre 0 0 Closed Closed   No study space currently available


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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