Study Spaces

There are a wide range of study spaces on campus, which are open to students of all disciplines. Each of these spaces has its own characteristics - some are small and quiet, others are larger and busier. Trying a variety should enable you to find a space that best suits your needs at particular times.


The Main Library (R22 - Edgbaston Campus) is open 24/7 during term time. For the duration of the exam period, temporary additional seating will be placed on ground floor. The two fourth floor training rooms will also be open for general student use as study space during the day. View an interactive map of the Main Library.

The Orchard Learning Resource Centre at the Selly Oak campus has over 250 study spaces. A free shuttle bus runs during term time between the Edgbaston and Selly Oak campuses, and free parking is available after 4:30pm. 

Up to date opening hours for all the University's libraries are available on the Library Services intranet page.

Study spaces' opening hours

There are a number of study spaces that are open late for all students:

  • The Murray Learning Centre (R28 - Edgbaston campus) 
  • Nuffield Building (R9 - Edgbaston campus) 
  • Strathcona Building (R18 - Edgbaston campus) 
  • The Aston Webb Student Hub Study Lounge (R7 - Edgbaston campus)

View the current opening hours for study spaces and the opening hours during the Easter vaccation.

Some study spaces are restricted to students from particular Schools outside of office hours - check the opening times or speak to your School if you are unsure.

Study spaces map

Learning Spaces Map Poster - JULY 2016 ST2Download the study spaces map.