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 ONLY book study space in the Edward Boyle and Laidlaw library on campus. Spaces in the library are for silent individual study, if you’re not able to work from home.

Please contact us if you have an urgent need and are unable to book a slot, for instance you have an imminent deadline for an online assessment but have no access to wifi at home.

Read more about the library and lockdown.

Before using the library (or any facilities on campus), everyone - including those who have remained in Leeds over the break - please use the University’s coronavirus testing facilty regularly if you use our study space. 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.

IT clusters are currently closed

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

Where else can I study on campus?

At the moment, the Library is our only location on campus for study space.

Leeds University Union has had to close its study spaces.

In line with restrictions from the UK Government, study spaces in Leeds University Union are now closed. 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, but the rest of the building is now closed. 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.