Where to study on campus

There’s lots of places to study on the University campus. Many of these are walk-in spaces and don’t need booking, however there are some you can book.

We will keep this page updated regularly with all the latest information on where you can study on campus.

New study spaces for summer assessments 

Has your unofficial seat in the library been taken? Don’t worry, we’re opening three new study spaces this assessment season on Monday 22 April. 

  • Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building, level 9 - access via the east doors, there are around 40 study seats and access is step-free. There are a limited number of electric sockets available for charging, wifi only. 
  • EC Stoner Building, level 9, room 9.51 - adjacent to staircase 3, this is a student common room/study area with around 70 seats and can be accessed either via: Red Route (level 10 EC Stoner, staircase 3); from staircase 3 on the north side of the building via lift; or from staircase 4 on the south side of the building via lift, which provides a step-free route. There are a limited number of electric sockets available for charging along the window wall, wifi only.
  • 11-14 Blenheim Terrace, first floor, room 116 - a student common room and study area with around 50 seats and is accessed via the staircase in 14 Blenheim Terrace (go straight ahead from the main entrance door).  There are a limited number of electric sockets available for charging, wifi only.

Spacefinder webapp

Spacefinder is a way of searching to find a study space on campus. It’s a webpage which is updated with live data. 
With Spacefinder you can:

  • See all the different study spaces on campus that are closest to your current location, marked on a map
  • Use the search icon to filter to spaces that are currently open
  • Use the search to see only the spaces that match your personal preferences for noise, facilities, atmosphere, or location
  • Browse a list of places with photos and descriptions of what’s available, including opening times.

Library study spaces

All four campus libraries are open seven days a week during term time and provide a range of individual and group study spaces. See the Library opening hours.

The majority of library study spaces are available on a walk-in basis and don’t need to be booked. Simply scan your University ID card at the Library entrance and find an available study space.

Bookable study spaces in the library

Some individual study spaces in each library must be booked in advance. Some of these are spaced at 2m for those who wish to maintain social distancing whilst studying.

There's a range of group study space in the campus libraries, look for Group Study Rooms & Booths in the study space booking system.

Find out how to book a study space in the library.

Visit the library website for other library services including borrowing and returning, developing academic skills, special collections and up-to-date opening hours.

IT study spaces

The following IT clusters are available for study space:

Available now (open all day: 9am – 5pm)  

  • Chemistry 146 (Ingold)
  • Chemistry 144 (access through Ingold)
  • Chemistry 144A (access through Ingold)
  • Parkinson Building    B26
  • Parkinson Building    B32 (Woolhouse)
  • Worsley 8.038
  • Worsley 8.039

Available now (but only between in-teaching bookings) 

Click on each link to see the timetable


  • Baines Wing café (Baines Wing)
  • Fuse (Chemical and Process Engineering)
  • Edit Room (Edward Boyle Library)
  • Esther Simpson Café (Esther Simpson)
  • Costa Parkinson Court (Parkinson)
  • Café Seven (Worsley level 7, next to Airport Lounge)
  • Loma (Worsley level 9)#
  • 1915 (Sir William Henry Bragg)
  • Refectory (ground floor and mezzanine seating)

Find the locations and opening hours of the cafes on campus

General study spaces on campus

Chemistry Chaston Chapman Lounge (room G20)
Electronic and Electrical Engineering Ground floor foyer
Mechanical Engineering Second floor seating (room 240)
Sir William Henry Bragg Building Ground floor Breakout area (room G08)
Maurice Keyworth Study Centre (rooms 238 and 307)
Charles Thackrah Atrium (ground floor)

Liberty Building

Ground floor Common Area (G01)

Liberty Building

First floor Group workspace (1.22)

Outside study spaces

If you’d like to study outside, we’ve got three locations where you can find tables and blue parasol umbrellas. You don’t need to book these, but remember to follow any safety rules on campus. You’ll find them:

  • Outside the Riley Smith (Leeds University Union) – Google Maps link
  • Outside the Edit Room (Edward Boyle library) – Google Maps link
  • By the Roger Stevens building, at the bottom of the steps from School of Mathematics – Google Maps link

If you’re looking for an outside space to relax, eat lunch or study, here’s our favourite outside spaces to relax on campus.