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Study spaces

The Library has a wide range of study spaces suited to a variety of study needs.

  • Silent spaces for silent individual study.
  • Quiet spaces for quiet individual study, with an occasional whispered conversation.
  • Collaborative spaces and rooms for group and collaborative study.

Cold food and lidded drinks are allowed in all areas of the library except the PC Zones, Silent Study Areas and Archives and Special Collections.

To report issues with noise in the Library during staffed service hours please text us on 01163 470605, or speak to a member of staff at the reception desk at any time. 

Bookable Group Study Rooms

Rooms for group study are available in the Library and in Freemen's Common Cottages. Rooms can be booked up to 4 days in advance through Book a Study Space by University of Leicester students only. These rooms are not available for individual study, teaching, presentations, interviews or for University meetings. A group must consist of at least 2 people.

If the room is not occupied within 15 minutes of the start of a booking it may be rebooked to another group, a member of library staff can do this for you.

Bookable Individual Study Rooms

Study spaces for individual study are available on the Mezzanine in the Charles Wilson Building.

Doctoral College Reading Room

Located on Floor 1 of the Library and available for use by all University of Leicester postgraduate research students and all University staff.

Graduate Reading Room

Located on Floor 1 of the Library and for use by all taught course postgraduate students.

PC Zones and Rooms

Computers and print, copy, scan devices for use by University Staff and Students are located on ground, and floors 1, 2 and 3 (See available PCs).

IT room 1 and the Esports Lab, both on the ground floor, are bookable for teaching through central room bookings and may be used by University Staff and Students when not booked. 

Study spaces on campus

There are a range of alternative bookable and non bookable study spaces across campus to support our students differing requirements. These include individual study spaces in the Percy Gee Students Union and on the Mezzanine floor in the Charles Wilson Building; and group study rooms in Freemen's Common Cottages.

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