There is a wide variety of study space available for students in all of the University’s libraries. Students are free to use any site library regardless of their discipline. Available study space in libraries across campus is described on this page.
The Main Library provides 547 computers for study. This includes Quick Use PCs available for 15 minute sessions on the ground floor and 25 PCs located in the Library Café. A plasma screen on the ground floor of the Main Library displays real time PC availability on each floor. You can also check this online.
Study pods are available for group study in the Main Library. Pods are designed for groups to meet and discuss their ideas and to work on presentations. The pods are equipped with a PC, plasma screen, headphone sockets and a whiteboard.
Pods can't be booked - they are available on a first come, first served basis and should only be used by groups of three or more.
There are 29 Main Library group study pods:
Please note: there are no group study rooms available in the Main Library.
There are 15 accessible study rooms on Floor 1 of the Main Library. Access to rooms with assistive technology should be arranged with the Student Disability Service.
There is a dedicated area for Postgraduate study on Floor 5 of the Main Library.
Floor 5 of the Main Library is a designated silent area. Please note there are no PCs but laptops and tablets may be used.
ECA Library has a total of 48 study spaces at desks and tables and informal, soft seating for a further 27 people.
There are 9 open access Windows PCs on the ground floor (Level 0) of the library.
There are no facilities for group study.
The ground floor of the library (Level 0) is designated for silent study; this comprises 40 study spaces and 13 easy chairs for informal study. Level 2 is also silent. Quite study space can be found on Level 1.
There is an accessible PC workstation with adjustable height desk and assistive software on the 1st floor of the library, opposite the Helpdesk.
Please note there is restricted access to the building after 4.45pm weekdays and all day at weekends; please see the ECA Library webpage for more details:
The library is a quiet study space with 97 study spaces at desks, most of which have power sockets, and 10 easy chairs. Some network sockets are available, and there is wireless access throughout the library. There are 6 open access computers, and 2 computers managed by the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. The library has a colour copier/printer. There is a also dedicated Quiet Study Space at the back of the Vet Library which can accommodate 44 students.
The Law and Europa Library has 200 spaces. There are 32 desktop computers. Please note that these numbers may be subject to change during the Law School Refurbishment project.
The Law and Europa Library is a silent study space.
Due to fire evacuation procedures there is no access for wheelchair users or those unable to evacuate using stairs in an emergency.
Moray House Library has 134 study spaces for students.
The whole Library (with the exception of the Study Rooms) is designated as individual, silent study.
There are two group study rooms on the 2nd floor balcony. The rooms each seat 8 people and are equipped with PCs. Group study rooms at Moray House Library can be booked via MyEd. The rooms can be found under the Building name, 'Dalhousie Land'.
There is one accessible PC and associated equipment on 1st floor. Wheelchair users and persons with restricted mobility that are not covered by Personal Evacuation Plan are restricted to the 1st floor.
There are no open access lab PCs. However, most reader spaces are equipped with power points and wireless is available.
At present due to fire evacuation procedures there is no access for wheelchair users or those unable to evacuate using stairs in an emergency.
We will ensure users have access to the same services by making adjustments such as having books moved elsewhere.
There are 8 PCSs located in the café area , 2 group study rooms (capacity of 6 each) and 20 seats situated around 3 clusters of tables.
The 1st floor is for group and conversational study with 36 study spaces including 10 with open access computers and 8 with quick use computers. There are two accessible study rooms and casual seating for approximately 26 people.
The 2nd floor is for quiet study. There are 39 study spaces including 10 with open access computers, 2 group study rooms (capacity of 6 each).
The 3rd floor is for silent study and has 35 study spaces plus 3 group study rooms (capacity of 6 each).
Study rooms in the Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library are bookable online via MyEd.
There are almost 1400 spaces (over 500 with computers) at King's Buildings.
The library is for quiet study with 154 study spaces. 76 of these spaces are in the second floor computer suite. There are 4 open access computers on the first floor. Power sockets are available as well as wireless access. The library has a colour copier/printer.
There are 2 rooms available for study in the Scottish Studies Library. There are 3 tables with 21 chairs, plus 1 desk with a computer. Wifi is available in both rooms. Please note there is no printer.
The library is a quiet study space with 65 spaces with 4 open access computers. There are 9 power sockets available, and wireless access. The library has a colour copier/printer.
This article was published on Jul 10, 2015