Library and study spaces

If you’re looking for somewhere to study on campus, one of the main places will be the Library. It will be open 24/7 from Monday 9 January until Wednesday 1 Feburary.

The Library has just over 1,300 spaces available for study. Don’t forget, we have Library staff available in the building and via our Ask a Librarian email service (library@lboro.ac.uk ) who are there to support our users throughout the year. We also have security guards in the building overnight to ensure a welcoming, safe environment for all our users.

There are study spaces available across the four levels, many of which are bookable. This includes booths on Level 4, study carrels on Levels 1 and 2, group study rooms on all four floors of the Library, as well as individual study desks in the silent study area on Level 4 and for quiet study on Level 1. You can book your space online.

You can eat and drink on all four floors of the Library, but please don’t eat (or talk) in the Silent Study area on Level 4.

We know the Library can get very busy in the run-up to and during exams, so keep an eye out on Twitter @lborolibrary for all the latest information.

If you need computer facilities, there are a number of PC labs across campus that are open. The IT Services website provides real-time information on whether there are computers currently available. 

You can also access computers on campus remotely, both Windows and macOS. Instructions for remote desktop access can be found here.

If you want some tips on exam techniques and revision, you’ll find resources in the Study Skills module on Learn. We recommend that you take regular breaks and to take your mind off your studies take a look at our leisure reading collection.

Additional study spaces

As well as the Library, the University campus also has a variety of smaller study spaces available for use. 

Our learning spaces are more informal spaces which have comfy seating and collaborative work areas. Some of these also have PCs and printing facilities and may be located close to a food and retail outlet.

  • Learning West (West Park Teaching Hub)
    - Facilities: Collaborative work tables, comfy seating, café, printing
    - Opening times: Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm
  • Learning at EHB (Edward Herbert Building)
    - Opening times: Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm
  • Learning Lab Haslegrave
    - Facilities: Mac and PCs, collaborative tables with display screens, printing, vending facilities, group tables
    - Opening times: 24/7 with swipe card access
  • Learning Hub Schofield
    - Facilities: Collaborative work zones, group tables, comfy seating
    - Opening times: Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm
  • Learning Stop Brockington Extension
    - Facilities: Collaborative work zones, group table, comfy seating, vending facilities
    - Opening times: Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm
  • Graduate House (for Doctoral Researchers and Postgraduate students)
    - Facilities: PCs, printing, group tables, food and drink facilities
    - Opening times: 8pm-10pm, Monday-Sunday
  • Wavy Top study space
    - Facilities: PCs, group tables, printing
    - Opening times: 24/7 with swipe card access (Note: Wavy Top study space will be unavailable 16 January - 1 February whilst exams take place in the building)

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