Edinburgh Local

Community Access to Rooms

Community Access to Rooms offers local community groups and organisations the opportunity to use University rooms free-of-charge. 

40 & 50 George Square
40 & 50 George Square

This is a commitment in the University’s Community Plan 2020 – 2025 and a Scottish Government Social Impact Pledge.

What’s on offer? 

  • Central Edinburgh Rooms: Available Monday to Friday, 6pm to 9pm. 

  • King's Buildings Campus: Available Monday to Friday, 6pm to 10pm, and weekends from 10am to 4pm.

Requests will be honoured with as much notice as possible, subject to space availability. Please note that we are unable to fulfil requests with less than 24hrs notice. Recurring bookings are encouraged, with confirmation available up to 4 months in advance. 

Please be mindful of reduced availability during University teaching holidays. There is no room access available during winter break. For detailed semester dates, refer to the schedule below. 

Semester Dates 

Discover our spaces 

Various spaces are offered across our locations, ranging from small meeting rooms to spacious lecture theatres.

Our rooms can be used for a variety of purposes, including workshops, study groups, meetings, fitness classes, rehearsals, community events and more.

Schedule a visit in advance to check out our rooms. Let us know your requirements, and we'll make the arrangements for you.


Kings Buildings 


  • Visitor WiFi (Visit-Ed): Explore wireless connectivity options during your visit. 

  • In-room PCs: Non-networked access may be feasible for your convenience. 

  • AV Equipment: Some rooms may provide access to AV equipment. 

We cannot offer catering services or IT support services 

Wifi: Visit-Ed 


  • Events or gatherings solely aimed at promoting religious or political beliefs. 

  • Standard for-profit or statutory organisations and any organisation with an annual income exceeding £1 million. 

  • Meetings that pose a clear and significant risk to the wellbeing of University students, staff, or visitors. 

How to request a room 

1. Check you can comply with the Terms and Conditions

2. Complete the Booking Request Form:

Booking Request Form


Email us at local@ed.ac.uk or leave a message at 0131 651 5000 and we will call you back.

Related Links

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