Information Services

Study Space

Study spaces provided by Information Services

Find the study space that works for you

The University offers a wide range of different environments to study in, ahead of the upcoming semester why not visit new locations?

Try the regularly running shuttle bus running between Bristo Square and The King's Buildings campus.

 Accessible study rooms are available to students who require additional learning support or the use of assistive technology.


Want the peace of mind of having a guaranteed desk? Book ahead of time for a desk at the Main Library, Fifth Floor with SeatEd or the online booking form.

Working together with others? Book a room to work in for collaborative projects, with most featuring displays to keep you all on the same page.

A signpost in George Square



Study Spaces, updates and opening hours

Information on the University's centrally managed study spaces, including opening hours, and any current and upcoming closures

Temporary extra study spaces

Need a space to revise? Additional space will be available.

Study Break Scheme

Learn more about the study break scheme operating at the Main Library (LVL01), Law Library, and New College Library

Study Spaces Local to Schools and Colleges

We are pleased to report that locally managed study spaces are open throughout the University's schools and colleges. The current list of available spaces is detailed below, and this list will be continually updated as more space become available.

Study spaces and ‘noisy zones’

Students are welcome to watch online lectures in any of our study spaces. If you do need to ask questions while participating in online lectures please use one of our designated ‘noisy zones’ listed below, to reduce disruption to other students.

SeatEd App User Guide

A guide for the SeatEd study spaces app.

Booking Form - An in-detail guide

Study Desk Booking System User Guide

Group study space

We are pleased to inform that students can book group study space in the Main Library in George Square, Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library at Kings Buildings, Law Library Old College and Moray House Library. Students can now also use spare general teaching room capacity to support either individual study or group and peer study (up to a maximum of 10) to engage with online teaching which is scheduled back to back with in-person teaching.

Library study space

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.

Accessible study rooms

There are accessible study rooms available in the Main Library and at Kings Buildings. These areas are allocated to students who require additional learning support or the use of assistive technology. Accessible PCs are available across campus.

Postgraduate study space

There is a dedicated area for Postgraduate study on Floor 5 of the Main Library. These spaces must be booked via the Study Spaces App in advance and are available to postgraduate students only.

Carer & Child Room - Main Library

Information on the Carer & Child Room at The Main Library. How to access the space and what it can offer you.

Fire safety

Information on what to do in the event of a fire in University buildings.