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.

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:



  • Chemistry 146 (Ingold)
  • Chemistry 144 (access through Ingold)
  • Chemistry 144A (access through Ingold)
  • Maurice Keyworth Building    221
  • Parkinson Building    B26
  • Parkinson Building    B32 (Woolhouse)
  • Worsley 8.038
  • Worsley 8.039


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)
  • 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

Graduation will be using various rooms in Parkinson from March 8th, which will mean that Parkinson Court will not be available as study space from Tuesday 8th March until Monday 11th April.

Michael Sadler Building General seating (behind Rupert Beckett Lecture theatre)
Leeds University Union Foyer
Worsley Building Airport Lounge seating (level 7)
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)

Seminar rooms which are open all day

Baines Wing

G.28, G.16, LG17, LG20

Michael Sadler building

B.49, B.37, 1.01, 1.19, 1.37, 2.01, 3.40

Parkinson Building

2.25, 4.20, 4.30

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.