Information Services

Study Space

We are pleased to report that following the Scottish Government announcement on the 9th of August 2021 we are able to lift most of the restrictions on study spaces from the 30th August 2021.

Study Space, Guidance and Support - Semester 1, 2021/22

Before you arrive at the library, or any study spaces you must download the Seated app. From the 30th of August 2021 study space will return to a walk up service across the campus with the exception of a small number of bookable study spaces on the 3rd and 5th floors of the Main Library in George Square. This means that you will no longer need to book study space unless you wish to. To facilitate the re-opening of all study spaces we have put some measures in place to keep our students safe. All desks will be assigned with a unique QR code and you must check in and check-out of the desk by scanning the QR code. This is for the purpose of NHS Test & Protect - Scotland’s way of putting into practice the test, trace, isolate, support strategy - and is not a study space booking.

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.

Study Spaces Local to Schools and Colleges

We are pleased to report that locally managed study spaces are gradually reopening throughout many of 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.

SeatEd App User Guide

A guide for the SeatEd study spaces app.

Booking Form - An in-detail guide

Study Desk Booking System User Guide

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 space

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.

Fire safety

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

QR code

Scan this page using a Smartphone QR code reader (you can download a free QR code reader from your App store).

QR code for study space web page