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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 of 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. 

Term time study space is displayed in the top table, please scroll down for study space during the winter vacation.

Last checked or updated: 26/11/20

 

Termtime 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  370 20 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 (available 18:00-20:00)

08.00-20.00 (PCs available 18:00-20:00 when teaching has finished)

Closed No No limit 
Building 38 Garden Court and Hartley Suite 50 (Garden Court), 64 (Hartley Suite) 0 08:00-18:00 Closed No No limit
West Library Square marquee (Building 38p) 95 0 08:00-18:00 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 Bridge 48-130 0 09:00-17:00 Closed No No limit. 4 seats per table. Please maintain 2 metre distance from anyone not in your household or support bubble.
SUSU Building 42 Bar 2 (Level 2) 32 0

09:00-17:00 during lockdown

Closed during lockdown No No limit.
SUSU Building 42 Bar 3 (Level 3) 28 0

09:00-17:00 during lockdown

Closed during lockdown No No limit
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 libenqs@soton.ac.uk if you have any questions. 

Find out more about the University’s safety guidance. 

Vacation study space

Building Number of seats Number of PCs Available weekdays Available weekends Booking required How long can I stay?
Hartley Library  370 20

13th December - 22nd December: 09:00-17:00

23rd December - 27th December: closed

28th December - 31st December: 11:00-15:00

1st January - 3rd January: closed

Yes 1, 2 and 3 hour options, can stay longer if not at capacity 
Building 100 120 24 

14th December - 23rd December: 08.00-18:00

Closed No No limit 
Building 38 Garden Court and Hartley Suite 50 (Garden Court), 64 (Hartley Suite) 0 08:00-18:00 Closed No No limit
West Library Square marquee (Building 38p) 95 0 Closed (TBC) Closed No No limit
Avenue campus 43 9 TBC Closed No No limit 
Health Services Library 29 2

13th December - 22nd December: Monday-Friday 08:00-18:00; Saturday-Sunday 11:00-15:00

23rd December: 11:00-15:00

24th December - 27th December: closed

28th December - 31st December: 11:00-15:00

1st January - 3rd January: closed

Yes 1 hour, can stay longer if not at capacity
Winchester School of Art Library 20 6

13th December - 22nd December: Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00; Saturday 10:00-16:00; Sunday closed

23rd December - 3rd January: closed

Yes 1 and 2 hour options, can stay longer if not at capacity 
Building 58, Murray (Level 1) 12 0 TBC Closed No No limit
Building 2 North end (Level 2) 10 0 TBC Closed No No limit
SUSU Building 42 The Bridge 48-130 0

14th December - 18th December: 09:00-17:00

19th December - 3rd January: closed

Closed No No limit. 4 seats per table. Please maintain 2 metre distance from anyone not in your household or support bubble.
SUSU Building 42 Bar 2 (Level 2) 32 0

14th December - 18th December: 09:00-17:00

19th December - 3rd January: closed

Closed No No limit.
SUSU Building 42 Bar 3 (Level 3) 28 0

14th December - 18th December: 09:00-17:00

19th December - 3rd January: closed

Closed No No limit
National Oceanography Centre 0 0 Closed Closed   No study space currently available

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