Where to study on campus

We know how important it is for you to have the space you need for studying. So, we’ve been working hard to get everything ready on campus to support your success.

We will keep this page updated regularly with all the latest information on where you can study on campus. Most spaces are available for you to 'drop-in' so you can meet friends here (in a socially distanced way, of course) to study together - engaging in an online session as a group or discussing topics together. 

Bring your own device if you want to work online. Please also bring your own headphones if you will be listening to audio / visual content. If you prefer silent, individual study, then booking a place in one of our library spaces is ideal. There will be clear signage to guide you through the safety requirements for each area. Find out more about campus safety.

Inside study 

Parkinson Court

This is a large space with internet access. This study space has individual seating arranged for group work, while maintaining social distancing. 

This study space is open between 8am and 6pm – Mon-Fri

Maurice Keyworth building (Western campus) 

The Maurice Keyworth building has a food and drink outlet nearby. This are two study spaces on the second and third floor of the Maurice Keyworth building:  Room 2.38 and 3.07

This study space is open between 8am – 6.30pm – Mon-Fri

Emmanuel Centre

This is a number of smaller spaces with internet access.  Emmanuel Centre is usually a very quiet space with very few people moving around. This has individual seating.

This study space is open between 8am – 6pm  – Mon-Fri

Language Centre (Parkinson building)

These are small rooms with internet access. This has individual seating and group tables

This study space is open between 8am – 6pm – Mon-Fri

Note that the Language Zone is currently closed.

Great Hall – coming soon

Currently the Great Hall is being used for Registration. It will be available to book from the end of October. 

Studying in the library

You can book study space in the libraries on campus. Spaces in the library are for silent study only. 

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

Computer clusters

Across campus are a number of computer clusters. These are large rooms with lots of computers inside. You can study here without needing to book. Please check the information posted on the door of the cluster to check if it is available. Clusters are also used for timetabled teaching.

Find out more about IT computer clusters

Where else can I study?

The study spaces listed on this webpage are available to all students. Some schools will also have additional spaces available so look out for information from your school about any local facilities. 

Leeds University Union (LUU)

Leeds University Union has a number of public areas and cafes. To find out about specific study spaces, please visit the helpdesk in the foyer of the building.

Cafes on campus

If you enjoy studying in a relaxed, coffee bean filled environment, we have many cafes across campus where you can study informally. Find the locations and opening hours of our cafes.

Outside study space 

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.