Study Spaces and Cafes
You can study or socialise in lots of places around campus.
You will have time in your weekly schedule that is "free" and there are lots of places on campus where you can do some self-study, preparing for class or writing up lecture notes, or spend time with friends.
King's Buildings House
This is one of 4 University Union buildings - the others are Teviot Row House and Potterrow at the Central Campus, and The Pleasance beside the Centre for Sport and Exercise. In here there is a bar and grill, cafe, small shop, small gym and the King's Buildings Advice Place office. There is also a "Heat and Eat" station with microwaves and hot water.
Some teaching does take place in here - there is a lecture theatre, workshop rooms and tutorial rooms. But there are also lots of places for studying, including 3 large rooms full of computers. You can log in to any Open Access computer across the University with your University log in. There is a cafe and desks in the open plan ground floor. Also in this building are the Careers Service and Student Information point.
Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library
Situated in the middle of campus, this is where lots of the Science and Engineering textbooks are kept. Biology textbooks are mostly on floor 1 and there are lots of copies of the key textbooks you might need available to borrow. There are desks and computers for studying as well as printers and a cafe on the ground floor.
This building is named after Noreen and Kenneth Murray, who were pioneers in genetic engineering, leading to the development of the Hepatitis B vaccine.
There is another library at the Central Campus, the Main Library. It's is one of the largest academic libraries in the world and is available for students to use 24/7.