Information Services

Study Space, Guidance and Support - 2022/23

A guide to using University study spaces.

 

Download SeatEd - our dedicated study spaces app 

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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.

Temporary extra study spaces in the Central area 3–21 December 2022

Information Services Group’s libraries and open access computer spaces will see high demand during the Revision and Examination period in December 2022.  The following temporary additional study space (non-bookable) is provided to assist students.  

 

1. Main Library:

 

Floor 1:

Rooms 1.07 (12 seats) and 1.09 (8 seats)  open 24/7 from 09:00 on Friday 2 December to Wednesday 21 December.

Room 1.10 (8 seats) open 24/7 from 09:00 on Friday 2 December to Tuesday 20 December.

 

Floor 6:

Centre for Research Collections (CRC) Research Suite (12 seats) available Tuesday 6 December to Wednesday 21 December.

Opening times: Monday 10:00-16:00; Tuesday 10:00-18:30; Wednesday 10:00-18:30; Thursday 10:00-16:00; Friday 10:00-16:00; CLOSED weekends.

Exclusions: Tuesday 6 December 10:00-13:00; Friday 9 December  10:00-12:00; Monday 12 December 10:00-12:00; Tuesday 13 December all day

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 from Monday 5 December to Wednesday 21 December. CLOSED weekends.

Rooms: LG07, LG08, LG09, LG10, LG11: 08:30-22:00 daily (including weekends) from Saturday 3 December to Wednesday 21 December. 

Exclusions: all rooms are not available on Monday 5 December 08:30-12 noon.

Café open 8:30-6 Mon-Fri only.

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, 15 seats) open daily from Saturday 3 December to Wednesday 21 December.

Opening hours as per Law Library opening hours: Monday to Thursday 09:00-21:50 ; Friday 09:00 to 18:50; Saturday 09:00 to 16:50 ; Sunday 12:00 to 18:50.

G.159 MacLaren Stuart Room (large classroom, 55 seats) open daily from Saturday 3 December to Wednesday 21 December; opening hours as per Law Library opening hours as above.

Exclusions: both rooms are not available on Monday 5 December 08:30-12 noon.

map showing study spaces in University of Edinburgh libraries
libraries map - central area

Availability of study spaces from September 2022

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.

Please note the changes to HRB, Law Library and 40 George Square (New College Library) during December 2022.

 

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

 

 24 hours, 7 days a week

 

          2485
Royal Infirmary Library (Chancellor’s Building)

BioQuarter

 

Mon. - Fri. 09.00 -16.50

 Sat. / Sun. Closed

 

          154
Vet. Library Easter Bush

 

Mon. - Fri. 09:00 - 16:50

 Sat. / Sun. Closed

 

          68

Medical Education Centre

(including Western General Hospital Library)

 

Western General 

 

Mon. - Fri. 09:00 - 16:50

 Sat. / Sun. Closed

 

          72
Hugh Robson Building Central

 

Mon-Fri. 07.30-22.00

 Excluding 07, 09, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 December - no access for study

 Access on weekdays after 17:00 and at weekends is via University card and card PIN

 https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/help-consultancy/it-help/card/forgotten-pin

 

          216
Art & Architecture Library Central

 

 Mon. - Fri. 09.00 - 4:50

 Sat. / Sun. Closed

 

          28
ECA Library (Evolution House) Central

 

 Mon. - Fri. 09.00 - 16.50

 Sat. / Sun. 12.00 - 16:50

 

         101
Law Library Central 

 

Mon. - Thu. 09.00 - 21.50

 Fri. 09.00 - 18.50

 Sat. 09.00 - 16.50

 Sun. 12.00 - 16.50*

 *Law Library opening hours extended on 3 Sundays: 04, 11, 18 December 12:00-19:00

 (instead of 12:00-17:00)

 

         234
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 - 18.50

 

 Saturday 3 December to Wednesday 21 December only.

 Exclusions: Closed on Monday 5 December 08:30-12 noon.

 

          15
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 - 18.50

 

 Saturday 3 December to Wednesday 21 December only.

 Exclusions: Closed on Monday 5 December 08:30-12 noon.

 

          55
Moray House Library (Dalhousie Land) Central

 

 Mon-Thu. 09:00-21:50 

 Fri. 09:00-16:50

 Sat. /Sun. 12:00-16:.00

 

          153
40 George Square (New College Library) Central

 

 

 Mon. - Fri. 09.00 - 16.50** (extended hours - see below)

 Sat. / Sun. 12.00 - 16.50

 

          61
40 George Square (Lower Ground Floor) Central

 

 LG.06:

 Mon-Fri. 08:30-22:00

 Sat/Sun. Closed

LG.07, LG.08, LG.09, LG.10 & LG.11:

 Mon-Sun08:30-22:00

 

 Saturday 3 December to Wednesday 21 December only.

 Exclusions: Closed on Monday 5 December 08:30-12 noon.

 

          144
Murchison House (study spaces only) Kings Buildings

 

 Mon. - Fri. 08.30 - 23.00

 Sat. 9.00 - 19.00

 Sun. 12.00 - 19.00

Please note that rooms LG.12 and 1.20 will be booked for exams.

Please check local notices for information.

 

          288
KB Nucleus Kings Buildings

 

 Mon. - Fri. 08.30 - 23.00

 Sat. 9.00 - 19.00

 Sun. 12.00 - 19.00

 Access to KB Nucleus after 18:00 and at weekends is by University Card and PIN

 https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/help-consultancy/it-help/card/forgotten-pin

 

          400
Murray Library Kings Buildings

 

 Mon. - Thu. 09.00 - 21.50

 Fri. 09.00-16.50

 Sat. /Sun. 12.00 - 16.50

 

 

          192

 

*Law Library opening hours extended on 3 Sundays: 04, 11, 18 December 12:00-19:00 (instead of 12:00-17:00)

**New College Library 40 George Square extended opening evenings: from Monday 05 December to Tuesday 20 December, New College Library will be open until 21:50 (instead of 17:50) Monday to Thursday

 

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