Information Services

Study Space, Guidance and Support - Semester 1, 2021/22

Before you arrive at the library, or any study spaces you must download the Seated app. From the 30th of August 2021 study space will return to a walk up service across the campus with the exception of a small number of bookable study spaces on the 3rd and 5th floors of the Main Library in George Square. This means that you will no longer need to book study space unless you wish to. To facilitate the re-opening of all study spaces we have put some measures in place to keep our students safe. All desks will be assigned with a unique QR code and you must check in and check-out of the desk by scanning the QR code. This is for the purpose of NHS Test & Protect - Scotland’s way of putting into practice the test, trace, isolate, support strategy - and is not a study space booking.

 

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

Google play

SeatEd is required to use our study spaces. 

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 check 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.

Library Services and Study Spaces key information 

As part of the Scottish Government’s planned route map out of lockdown, Edinburgh has moved to “beyond level zero” on the 9th of August 2021. We are now re-opening all the remaining centrally managed study spaces on the 30th August 2021 although some restrictions will remain in place, these include:

  • Face Coverings are mandatory at all times in Libraries and Study spaces, this includes while moving around the space, sitting at a study desk, using a Group study room etc. Any visitors who do not comply with the University's Face Coverings policy will be asked to leave.
  • You must check in and check-out of the study desk by scanning the QR code with the SeatEd app. This is for the purpose of  NHS Test & Protect - Scotland’s way of putting into practice the test, trace, isolate, support strategy - and is not a study space booking.
  • Your check in will automatically expire after 4 hours (or 10 minutes before the building closes). If you want to stay longer, simply scan the QR code again. You can do this as many times as you need to when the building is open.
  • For more information on using and downloading the SeatEd app, please see the SeatEd App User Guide.

In response to students’ requests limited bookable study spaces are located within the marked zone on Floor 3, and the reading rooms on Floor 5 (silent/PG areas) of the Main Library. There are no walk-up desks available in these areas. There are 65 bookable spaces available to PG Students only, in the red zone on the 5th Floor with an additional 59 spaces bookable to all students in the Yellow zone on the 3rd Floor as well as 104 bookable spaces on the 5th Floor, Blue zone. This space is bookable on the SeatEd application or via the online webform. Each student will have a quota of 12 hours a week, however bookings made the same day will not count towards this quota.

Availability of study spaces - after the 20th September

 

For alternative study spaces, please see the table below.

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

40 George Square Study Centre - Floors 1 to 9

Central

Mon. - Thu.  09.00 - 17.50

Fri 09.00 – 16.50

Sat. / Sun. 12.00 - 16.50

162

Open

Hugh Robson Building Central

Mon. - Sun.  07.30 - 22.00

216 Open
Art & Architecture Library Central

Mon. - Fri. 09.00 - 16.50

Sat. / Sun. Closed

12 Open
ECA Library (Evolution House) Central

Mon. - Thu.  09.00 - 21.50

Fri 09.00 – 16.50

Sat. / Sun. 12.00 - 16.50

101 Open
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
Moray House Library (Dalhousie Land) Central

Mon-Thurs 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

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 TBC TBC TBC

 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.**

How to find and use a study space from 30th August 2021

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

 

 

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