Information Services

Group study space

Study space for groups is available in the Main Library, at King’s Buildings and in teaching rooms across the campus. Some rooms can be booked in advance.

Main Library Study Pod

Study pods

Study pods provide group study space in the Main Library and KB Centre.

Pods are designed for groups to meet and discuss their ideas and to work on presentations. The pods are equipped with a PC, plasma screen, headphone sockets and a whiteboard.

Pods can’t be booked - they are available on a first come, first served basis and should only be used by groups of three or more.

Main Library

There are 30 Main Library group study pods:

  • 18 on the Ground floor and
  • 12 on the 1st floor

Study rooms

Main Library

The Main Library has 7 group study rooms on the Lower Ground Floor which can be booked online via MyEd. Each room can seat up to either 4 or 6 students, depending on the room, and is equipped with a PC, screen and whiteboard.

Booking study rooms via MyEd

Please note there is currently a space occupancy monitoring pilot operating in Group Study Room LG.03 on the Lower Ground Floor. Further information about this pilot is available on the space occupancy monitoring pilot webpage.

King's Buildings

Rooms for group study are available across the King's Buildings campus. Some are available on a first come, first served basis, others can be booked in advance via MyEd.

The Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library

The Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library has 7 bookable group study rooms which seat 6 students each. Rooms are fully equipped with PCs (except room 2.4) , white boards and electronic capture white boards (except room 1).

James Clerk Maxwell Learning and Teaching Cluster

James Clerk Maxwell Learning and Teaching Cluster has:

  • Three bookable study rooms each accommodating up to 10 students and equipped with a plectrum table, side table, computer, interactive board projection and white board.
  • A large teaching studio (Room 3217) and 2 small teaching studios (Rooms 3211 & 3212).

Law Library

There are 2 bookable group study rooms, each accommodating 4 people.

Moray House Library

The Moray House Library at Dalhousie Land has 2 bookable group study rooms on Level 2 which seat 8 students each (please note: visitors to the University must bring ID for access).

Bookable study rooms across campus

If bookable rooms are not needed for teaching they are available for students to use as study space.

Using the booking system you can search for suitable free rooms by specifying size and location. You can also search for rooms with any equipment you may require, such as a data projector or a smartboard.

Rooms across campuses can be booked using MyEd. Please note that food and drink is not permitted in any of the teaching rooms.

Booking teaching rooms for study