Information Services

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.

Accessible study rooms

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 Disability & Learning Support Service to arrange a consultation.







Disability and Learning Support Service

  • The University of Edinburgh

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Disability and Learning Support Service
University of Edinburgh
Health & Wellbeing Centre
7 Bristo Square

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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 ResourceBooker. You can book a room for up to 4 hours at a time with one booking per day.

Accessible room booking


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

 Accessible Study Room Etiquette Reminder (99.22 KB PDF)

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 Disability and Learning Support Service.
  • Rooms 8-12 are issued to one individual for a year by the Disability and Learning Support Service.

There are a further 5 rooms on the 3rd floor in the Yellow Zone (rooms 3.16-3.20)

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.

Murchison House

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 , 13-15 and 3.16-3.20 it will work on the doors of the rooms at King’s Buildings. 

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.

Viki Galt

Head of Disability Information

  • Information Services

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Argyle House
Floor F West
3 Lady Lawson Street

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BSL users can contact me via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line British Sign Language interpreting service. Find out more on the contactSCOTLAND website.

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