During term time, the David Wilson Library is open 24 hours Sunday to Thursday; it closes at midnight on Friday and Saturday. During exam periods, the library is open 24/7 so that you can study whenever suits you.

In the library, you will have access to the Graduate School Reading Room which has both formal and informal study spaces for individual and group study. There is a silent study room for those preferring to study in total silence and two group study rooms that can be booked only by postgraduate students. These rooms are equipped with a PC, DVD player, LCD screen and whiteboard.

If you need a break from studying you can pop to our conveniently located Library Café - it's on the ground floor of the library. You'll be able to pick up a hot drink or a panini to refuel for your studies.


Brookfield is the University of Leicester’s Postgraduate Teaching Centre set in beautiful landscaped gardens. It is a modern academic and social hub exclusively for our Masters and research students. The facilities are state-of-the-art and have been designed specifically for postgraduate students. You'll have access to informal and collaborative study space, as well as Graduate Reading Rooms, group study rooms, and assistance from our Graduate Student Advisers.

Brookfield is also a social space for postgraduates so that you can immerse yourself into the vibrant and diverse postgraduate community we have here at Leicester.

There is also a café, run by the Students’ Union, selling Starbucks hot drinks, sandwiches, hot food, soup, drinks and snacks.

IT Services

We have extensive 24-hour photocopying, scanning and printing services and there is wi-fi available across all of the campus. Internet access is provided free of charge in all University accommodation.

We offer courses on IT skills throughout the year which can be a great asset on your CV. If you need help you can access the IT Services website, call or email the helpline, or speak to someone in person in the Library’s Help Zone.

Print and design

Design Services offer a large-format printing and laminating service for one-off posters, for PhD students to present their research. The first copy of your poster is free of charge, so long as the University logo is included.

Print Services can supply all of your printing needs, including binding and wide format printing.

Attenborough Arts

Attenborough Arts is the University of Leicester's arts centre, offering opportunities to participate without barriers in ways that challenge and inspire. You can engage with the arts as audiences, performers and learners.

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