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.
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
- Chemical and Process Engineering G06
- Chemistry 140 (Cohen)
- Clarendon Building G04
- Clarendon Building G07
- Clothworkers' Building Link G34
- Clothworkers' Building Link 140 (Richard Hughes)
- Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies G29 (West Teaching Labs)
- Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies B16 (West Teaching Labs)
- Esther Simpson Building 109
- E C Stoner Building 661
- E C Stoner Building 668
- Irene Manton Building 790
- Irene Manton Building 796
- Psychology 143
- Worsley Building 8.049O (Fourman)
- Worsley Building 8.049P (Fourman)
- Worsley 11.006 (LIDA cluster)
- Baines Wing café (Baines Wing)
- Fuse (Chemical and Process Engineering)
- Edit Room (Edward Boyle Library)
- Esther Simpson Café (Esther Simpson)
- Café Maia (Marjorie and Arnold Ziff)
- 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)|
Ground floor Common Area (G01)
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.