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

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:

  • Woolhouse cluster, Parkinson Building (Capacity 57)
  • Room B26, Parkinson Building (Capacity 14)
  • Social Sciences room 10.11 (Capacity 35)
  • Room 8.38, Worsley Building (Capacity 23 + 3 spare desks with no computer)
  • Room 8.39, Worsley Building (Capacity 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.