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.
How to gain use of an accessible study room
If you would like to find out about how to obtain use of an accessible study room please contact the Student Disability Service to arrange a consultation.
- The University of Edinburgh
- Work: +44(0)131 650 6828
- Email: email@example.com
- Web: Student Disability Service
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Health & Wellbeing Centre
7 Bristo Square
- Post Code
- EH8 9AL
As we are primarily working remotely, please submit queries and/or supporting documentation via email.
If you are allocated a study room, a key will be assigned to you, for which you'll have to pay a £20 deposit online. Once you collect your key, you can start booking accessible study rooms through the online booking system on MyEd. You can book a room for up to 4 hours at a time with one booking per day.
We respectfully ask students who are using these rooms to adhere to the guidelines set out in the code of conduct which can be found below
Main Library accessible study rooms
There are 15 accessible study rooms on Floor 1 of the Main Library:
- Rooms 1-3 contain a range of specialised software and hardware intended to support disabled students and staff.
- Rooms 4-7 and 13-15 are bookable, via MyEd, by any key-holder referred from the Student Disability Service.
- Rooms 8-12 are issued to one individual for a year by Student Disability Services.
King’s Buildings accessible study rooms
Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library
There are 2 accessible study rooms on the first floor of the Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library at King's Buildings, both with assistive technology. Both rooms in the Murray Library are sole occupancy.
There is one accessible study room on the lower ground floor in Murchison House
If you have a key for a Main Library accessible study rooms 4-7 or 13-15 it will work on the doors of the rooms at King’s Buildings. Spaces can be booked via Resourcebooker on MyEd. Students are required to check-in and checkout of all study space. Check-in capability is provided by the SeatEd @ UoE application, which students can download to their smart phone. An online webform is also available for students who do not have a smartphone. Students must check-in and checkout on leaving the desk by scanning the QR code.
Accessible PCs and assistive technology
In addition to the accessible study rooms, there are a number of accessible PCs with assistive software and hardware available at different locations. Some assistive software is available on all open-access PCs.
Request an alternative format
To request this document in an alternative format, such as large print or on coloured paper, please contact Viki Galt, the Disability Information Officer.