Information Services

Study Spaces, updates and opening hours

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

Study spaces notices

Upcoming:

26.07.24 - 31.07.24

Technical rehearsals taking place for George Square Fringe festival.  There will be increased risk of disruptive noise while equipment is being calibrated ahead of the festival.

There may be some noise impacting study space in the Main Library and the Study Hub at 40 George Square

02.08.24 - 28.08.24 The Fringe Festival returns! With it there will be some additional noise from venues in and around George Square. We work closely with the festival to minimise disruption. Alternative study sites are available.

 

Availability of study spaces

The study spaces below are mainly for individual use. There are group study spaces available throughout the campus - details can be found on the Group Study Space web pages.

 

Central Area

Location

Standard opening hours

Art & Architecture Library

Number of Spaces 28

 

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:50
Saturday & Sunday Closed
ECA Library (Evolution House)
Number of Spaces 101
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:50
Saturday & Sunday Closed
Hugh Robson Building
Number of Spaces 216
Monday - Sunday     07:30 - 22:00

(from 6pm swipe card & PIN required

Law Library
Number of Spaces 234
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:50
Saturday & Sunday Closed
Main Library
Number of Spaces 2485
Monday - Sunday     00:00 - 00:00
Moray House Library
Number of Spaces 153  
Monday - Thursday 09:00 - 21:50
Friday  09:00 - 16:50
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 16:50

 From 31.05.24

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:50
Saturday & Sunday Closed
New College Library
Number of Spaces 112
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:50
Saturday & Sunday Closed
Study Hub at 40 George Square

Number of Spaces

Features microwave
and hot water tap
388 

 

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday & Sunday

Closed

Student/ Staff card required for access.

After 17:00 and for weekend access PIN required

 

From 27.05.24

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:50
Saturday & Sunday Closed

King's Buildings and Medical libraries

Location Standard opening hours
Murchison House
Number of Spaces 288
Monday - Thursday 09:00 - 21:50
Friday  09:00 - 18:50
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 16:50
Murray Library
Number of Spaces 192
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:50
Saturday & Sunday Closed
Nucleus
Number of Spaces 400
Monday - Friday 08:30 - 23:00
Saturday 09:00 - 19:00
Sunday 10:00 - 19:00

(from 6pm swipe card & PIN required)

Royal Infirmary Library
Number of Spaces 153
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:50
Saturday & Sunday Closed
Vet. Library
Number of Spaces 68
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:50
Saturday & Sunday Closed
Western General Hospital Library
Number of Spaces 72
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:50
Saturday & Sunday Closed

 

Download SeatEd - our dedicated study spaces app 

Google play

SeatEd is required if you wish to pre book study space in the Main Library.

The official name of the app is:

App store

SeatEd  @ UoE

You can find the app in Apple's App Store and the Google Play Store.

A new version of SeatEd, the University of Edinburgh study space management app, has been released.  The new version includes mapping functionality to show the location of all centrally managed UoE study centres along with live occupancy information for a limited number of sites at present.  Live occupancy information for further sites will be added as it is made available.

More information on using the app as well as system requirements are available via the SeatEd App User Guide.

If you do not have a smartphone or cannot use the new version of SeatEd, you can still book in to a study space. To do this, enter the name of the desk (you’ll find this on the desk label under the QR code) into the study spaces booking form. If you do not have a personal laptop, phone or tablet to access the booking form with, you will need to use a study desk with a open-access computer.

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