Information Services

Study Space, Guidance and Support - Semester 2 , 2021/22

A guide to using University study spaces, following the changes in Scottish Government Covid Guidance on the 18th of April 2022.

 

Download SeatEd - our dedicated study spaces app - before you arrive at study spaces!

Google play

SeatEd is required if you wish to pre book study space.

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.

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.

Exam contingency space – May 2022

The University is aware that some students plan to remain in Edinburgh to sit their May diet examinations. Although most exams are online and can be taken from any location, a range of bookable contingency space has been identified to support students who would prefer to make use of University space to sit their exams. Two types of space have been identified:

1. King’s Buildings - Murchison House computer lab G1.12: this has 50 available workstations for each session of the exam diet, covering the period Monday 2nd – Saturday 27th May, which are available to book via SeatEd (user guide). You will be able to book a single slot from 12:00-18:00 for one of the available workstations, for each of your exam dates.

 

Please note these must be booked for exams only and not for revision purposes.

 

2. General teaching rooms: as an extension to the existing Group Study Space booking service, up to 126 teaching rooms are also available to book for sitting exams via Resource Booker, covering the period Monday 2nd – Saturday 27th May. You will be able to book a single slot from 12:00-18:00 for one of the dedicated rooms, for each of your exam dates.

 

Please note you are required to bring your own equipment when using these rooms.

Campus  No. of Rooms
Central Area 71
Holyrood 38
King's Building 16
Lauriston 1

If you prefer, you can also use available desk space in libraries for sitting online exams

Temporary additional study spaces in the Central area for revision and exam study April and May 2022

Information Services Group’s libraries and open access computer spaces will see high demand during the Revision and Examination period in April/May 2022.  The following temporary additional study space (non-bookable) is provided to assist students.  An expandable map of additional temporary is also available.

 

1. Main Library:

 

Floor 1: Rooms 1.07 (12 seats) and 1.09 (8 seats) open 24/7 from 09:00 Saturday 09 April to Tuesday 24 May

Floor 6: Centre for Research Collections (CRC) Research Suite (12 seats) available Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 to 18:30, and Thursday and Fridays 10:00 to 16:00, from Wednesday 13 April to Friday 27 May except CLOSED Wednesday 20, Friday 22 April; and CLOSED Thursday 5 and Tuesday 10 May Please note: no eating of any description is allowed in this room

 

2. 40 George Square:

 

144 seats in the Lower Ground Floor (HUB teaching rooms):

Room LG06: 08:30-22:00 weekdays (CLOSED weekends) from Monday 25 April to Thursday 26 May and 08:30-17:00 on Friday 27 May

Rooms: LG07, LG08, LG09, LG10, LG11: 08:30-22:00 daily (including weekends) from Monday 25 April to Thursday 26 May and 08:30-17:00 on Friday 27 May

Please note: access after 6pm and at weekends is via the main entrance to 40 George Square

 

​​​​​​3. Law School, Old College

 

70 seats in the Law School Building (Rooms G.158 and G.159 adjacent to the Law Library):

G.158 Quad Teaching Room (seminar room) open daily from Saturday 09 April to Friday 27 May; opening hours as per Law Library opening hours: 09:00-21:50 Monday to Thursday; 09:00 to 18:50 Fridays; 09:00 to 16:50 Saturdays; 12:00 to 16:50 Sunday 10th and 17th April and 12:00 to 18:50 Sunday 24 April and 01, 08, 15, and 22 May

G.159 MacLaren Stuart Room (large classroom) open daily from Saturday 09 April to Friday 27 May; opening hours as per Law Library opening hours as above

Central Area Study Spaces 3

Availability of study spaces - From 17th January 2022

**As of Semester 2 2022, Study Spaces in 40 George Square are only in the New College Library. If group study spaces are required, the nearest location is the Main Library at 30 George Square.**

 

Study Centre by area Campus Opening days & times Number of Spaces  Current Status
Main Library Central

 

 24 hours, 7 days a week

 

          2485 Open
Royal Infirmary Library (Chancellor’s Building)

BioQuarter

 

 Mon. - Fri. 09.00 -16.50

 Sat. / Sun. Closed

 

          154

Open

Vet. Library* Easter Bush

 

 Mon. - Fri. 09:00 - 16:50

 Sat. / Sun. Closed

 

          68

Open

 Medical Education Centre (WGH)

Western General 

 

 Mon. - Fri. 09:00 - 16:50

 Sat. / Sun. Closed

 

          72

Open

Hugh Robson Building Central

 

 Mon. - Sun.  07.30 - 22.00

12th, 13th, 16th and 24th May Closed 

 

          216 Open
Art & Architecture Library Central

 

 Mon. - Thur. 09.00 - 21.50

Fr. 09.00 - 16.50

 Sat. / Sun. 12.00 - 16.50

 

          28 Open
ECA Library (Evolution House) Central

 Temporarily closed to 27th May

due to loss of power

         101 Closed
Law Library Central

 

 Mon. - Thu.  09.00 - 21.50

 Fri 09.00 – 18.50

 Sat. 09.00 - 16.50

 Sun. 12.00 - 16.50**

 

         234 Open
Law School Room G.158 (Quad Teaching Room)  Central

 

 Mon. - Thu.  09.00 - 21.50

 Fri 09.00 – 18.50

 Sat. 09.00 - 16.50

 Sun. 12.00 - 16.50***

 

         15 Open 
Law School Room G.159 (MacLaren Stuart Room) Central

 

 Mon. - Thu.  09.00 - 21.50

 Fri 09.00 – 18.50

 Sat. 09.00 - 16.50

 Sun. 12.00 - 16.50***

 

         55

Open

Moray House Library (Dalhousie Land) Central

 

 Mon-Thu. 09:00-21:50 

 Fri. 09:00-16:50

 Sat. /Sun. 12:00-16:50

 

          153 Open
40 George Square (New College Library) Central

 

 Mon. - Thu.  09.00 - 17.50****

 Fri 09.00 – 16.50

 Sat. /Sun. 12:00-16:50

 

          72 Open
JCMB Rm 3210  (study spaces only) Kings Buildings  TBC           43 Open
Murchison House (study spaces only) Kings Buildings

 

 Mon. - Fri. 08.30 - 23.00

 Sat. 09.00 - 19.00

 Sun. 12.00 - 19.00

 

          288 Open
Murray Library Kings Buildings

 

 Mon. - Fri. 08.30-23.30

 Sat.  09.00- 19.00

 Sun. 12.00-19.00

 

          192 Open

JCMB

Kings Buildings

 

  Open

 To access the Vet Library and its study spaces, you first need to complete a building specific Health and Safety course on Learn, and register to use the building. To proceed please contact EdHelp.       

**  Law Library open Sundays to 18:50pm on 24 April, 01, 08, 15, 22 May 2022.

*** G.158 open Sundays to 18:50pm on 24 April, 01, 08, 15, 22 May 2022.

**** New College Library open Mon – Thu 09:00 – 21:50 from 18 April to 19 May

 

To ensure that our open buildings can be used safely and comply with Covid-19 regulations.

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