Where to study on campus

Study spaces on campus have changed in response to the national restrictions now in place.

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

Looking to study on campus?

You can currently book study space (including computer clusters) in the

  • Edward Boyle library, 
  • Laidlaw library,
  • Health Sciences library,
  • Emmanuel Centre,
  • Parkinson Building,
  • Irene Manton Building,
  • Clarendon Building
  • Michael Sadler
  • Fourman cluster (Level 8 Worsley)
  • Common Ground (Leeds University Union building) on campus.

Note, there are limited study spaces available for essential use only. Please do not come to study here unless you absolutely have to, stay at home and do not travel to campus.

Read more about the library and lockdown.

Before using the library or any facilities on campus, please use the University’s coronavirus testing facility regularly. Find out how to book an asymptomatic test on the University’s Coronavirus website

Visit the library website for other library services including click and collect, study skills, special collections and opening hours.

Find a list of the buildings that are open on campus.

Where else can I study on campus?

At the moment, the Library, Emmanuel Centre, Parkinson Building and Common Ground are the only locations on campus for study space. The Library has limited study space available for essential use only. Please do not come to the Library unless you absolutely have to, stay at home and do not travel to campus.

In line with Government rules, the café in Common Ground will not be in operation during this time, but there will be a limited number of bookable study spaces available for students who aren’t able to work effectively at home.

Leeds University Union building is being used for testing. The Co-op remains open, as does Bubble tea. In-person help and support is available. You can find out more on the LUU website.

If you’d like to study outside, we’ve got three locations where you can find tables and purple parasol umbrellas. You don’t need to book these, but remember to follow the 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.