Study rooms

With your Library card you can book a study room online, or at the Library, to use for individual or group study.

Opening hours

People working inside glass walled study rooms

We have five study rooms that are available to book for individual and group study. The study rooms contain a table, four or six chairs and power points to charge your devices. Study rooms 1, 2, 3 and 4 on Lower Ground 2 have a whiteboard. There's no other equipment in the rooms.

It’s free to book a study room, you just need a Library card. You can book a study room online or use the 'Book a study room' computer opposite study room 1.

You can book a study room for:

  • up to 2 hours per day
  • up to 2 weeks in advance.

Book a study room

Things to know when you visit

Food and drinks including bottled water are not allowed in the study rooms.

You can bring in a small bag if it's no larger than 25 × 35 × 10 cm when at full size. If your bag is larger than this, you will need to store the bag in a locker.

You may be able to take your laptop bag into the study room if it’s larger than 25 × 35 × 10 cm. Security will need to approve the bag. See staff at the reading room entrance.


The study rooms are on Lower Ground 1 and 2 in the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.