Study spaces

Information about study spaces available for students on our Loughborough campus.

For students who have remain on campus following the Christmas break, or for those who have, or will be returning because they meet the criteria outlined in an email communication sent by the Chief Operating Officer on 5 January, there will be a limited number of study spaces available across the Loughborough University site.

Please see below for opening times and further information such as the terms and conditions of using these spaces and how to book a space.

Those using the study spaces should wear a face covering at all times (unless exempt for medical reasons) and comply with the social distancing measures in place.


For the safety of everyone, the University Library has implemented a number of necessary measures. Levels 3 and 4 will remain open as essential study spaces to students who are based at the Loughborough campus during the national lockdown.

There are an estimated 235 spaces available across these two levels; please use the cleaning equipment provided to wipe down the study space and equipment before and after each use, and do not move any furniture or join a friend at their desk.

The Library’s opening hours will remain as standard term-time hours, operating from 8.30am-2am Monday to Friday, 9am-2am on Saturdays, and 10am-2am on Sundays. 

Please note upon entering the Library you may be asked to provide evidence of the result of your asymptomatic test you are required to have taken in order to use University facilities. 

In addition, the Library will be using a ‘click and collect’ service available for printed books. If you would like to use this service, please email to make a request. 

Online booking system for study spaces

The Library has allocated approximately 50 individual study spaces (including booths and rooms) which can be booked in advance. To do this, you will be required to make a reservation online using the University’s study space booking system.

Step-by-step instructions on how to use the Library study space booking system

Should you develop any symptoms of coronavirus after making your booking, please cancel it and follow University guidance.

IT Labs

We will also be keeping many of the IT Labs located across the Loughborough campus open for study. A full list of these can be found on the IT Services website.

Many of these labs are available 24/7, you will just need to swipe your student card to enter.

The following IT Labs have been recommended for students who are based on campus and require a study space:

East Design School LDS003
  John Cooper JCR009, JCR009a
Central Haslegrave N004, N005
  Stewart Mason SMB108, SMB109
West S Building S006

You can check the availability of the PCs in our IT Labs before travelling by using the University’s Software and PC Availability system. Alternatively, you can also remotely access the IT Lab PCs using your own device in the comfort of your own home, allowing you to access specialist software. More information on how to do this can be found on the IT Services website.

Loughborough Students’ Union

The Students’ Union will also be offering the Piazza as a dedicated study area for students.

This will be available from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. You will not be required to book a space in the Piazza as it will be a first-come, first-served basis, however please be mindful of other students who may also need to use the space.

Additional study spaces

As well as the spaces outlined above, the James France Exhibition Area and mezzanine level will be open to students to use for revision purposes.

This space has been adjusted to meet Covid-19 health and safety measures and will be open daily from 8am-6pm. The mezzanine level has a number of PCs available to use, whilst the ground floor can accommodate students who require desk space.