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Study spaces

To protect the safety of our students and staff, our Library services and spaces look a little different at the moment. Before visiting any Library spaces, please read Covid and Library services.

Check below to see which Library spaces are open.

  • Please remember that all Library study spaces are currently available for individual study only. There is NO group study provision in any of the Library study spaces. In addition:
  • Study spaces are set-up and to be maintained at 2m distancing as a key safety measure
    • 2m distancing to be maintained at all times – when walking around, sat at a study desk, even when talking with friends, etc
    • Masks may be removed if you are seated and observing the 2m distancing or if you are exempt
    • Maintain good hand hygiene – wash hands regularly and use the wipes, etc. to clean your desk/study space & equipment
    • You are strongly encouraged to attend lateral flow test regularly, at least twice a week

Opening hours are:

Mon - Sun 8:30 – midnight
  • We recommend that you check space availability, given that there are a limited number of seats. If the spaces are taken we must unfortunately refuse you access
  • Individual quiet study only
    • Online discussions are possible on floors 1 & 2
  • A limited number of computers will be available
  • Staff members on site to maintain safety measures, and provide support for basic enquiries
  • Remember to bring your University ID card to access the building. Once the building is at capacity, entry will be one in one out, we recommend you take your belongings with you

Additonal safety measures

  • Only 1 person in each book aisle at a time
  • Wash hands frequently and particularly before and after handling the books and when using the equipment and computers in the Library
  • Abide by the maximum occupancy limits as per the signage

Opening hours are:

Mon - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
  • Approximately 57 study spaces are available including a number of study rooms – all individual study only. Online group or collaborative study only
  • We recommend that you check space availability, given that there are a limited number of seats. If the spaces are taken we must unfortunately refuse you access
  • A limited number of computers will be available
  • The accessible study room is available for students registered with Disability Services
  • Staff member on site to maintain safety measures, monitor space availability and provide support for basic enquiries
  • Remember to bring your University ID card to access the PG Hub. Once the building is at capacity, entry will be one in one out, we recommend you take your belongings with you

Opening hours are:

Mon - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
  • Approximately 86 study spaces available for individual study only. There are a limited number of spaces which are suitable for online or virtual discussions/collaborations, but there should be no group work or socialising taking place in person. There are also dedicated quiet study spaces for individuals to study without disturbance too
  • We recommend that you check space availability, given that there are a limited number of seats. If the spaces are taken we must unfortunately refuse you access
  • Individual quiet study only
    • Some online discussions are possible
  • A limited number of computers will be available
  • Staff member on site to maintain safety measures, monitor space availability and provide support for basic enquiries
  • Remember to bring your University ID card to access Rootes. Once the building is at capacity, entry will be one in one out, we recommend you take your belongings with you

Opening hours are:

Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 – 18:00

Summer vacation

Sat 26 June – Sun 3 Oct inclusive

Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun Closed

  • Approximately 17 study spaces available
  • We recommend that you check space availability using our traffic light system, given that there are a limited number of seats. If the spaces are taken we must unfortunately refuse you access
  • Individual quiet study only
  • A limited number of computers will be available
  • Staff member on site to maintain safety measures, monitor space availability and provide support for basic enquiries
  • Remember to bring your University ID card to access the BioMed Grid. Once the building is at capacity, entry will be one in one out, we recommend you take your belongings with you

Opening hours are:

Open from 26 April onwards
Mon - Sun 08:00 - 22:00

Summer vacation

Closed: Sat 26 June – Sun 3 Oct inclusive


  • Approximately 121 study spaces are available; 81 across the ground floor and 1st floor of Learning Grids 1 & 2 and 40 study spaces in the atrium
  • We recommend that you check space availability using our traffic light system (below), given that there are a limited number of seats. If the spaces are taken we must unfortunately refuse you access
  • Individual quiet study only
  • A limited number of computers will be available
  • Staff member on site to maintain safety measures, monitor space availability and provide support for basic enquiries
  • Remember to bring your University ID card to access the Learning Grids

Learning Grid Leamington
Town Hall
The Parade
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 4AT

Please note: Book in advance only

Open from 26 April onwards
Mon - Sun 10:00 - 22:00

Summer vacation

Closed: Sat 26 June – Sun 3 Oct inclusive


  • Individual quiet study only
  • Bookable desks only
  • 24 study spaces in total including 17 study desks, and 7 desks with computers
  • We recommend that you check space availability using our traffic light system (below), given that there are a limited number of seats. If the spaces are taken we must unfortunately refuse you access
  • Staff member on site to maintain safety measures, monitor space availability and provide support for basic enquiries
  • Remember to bring your University ID card to access Learning Grid Leamington

Study spaces on campus - recording transcript

Johnny

Hi, it's Johnny Jenkins here! I hope you're well and doing okay at the moment, during this deadline and assessment season. Welcome to this Study Happy video where we're talking all about study space on campus. Did you queue outside the Library this morning? It's pretty busy first thing and I think it's pretty busy throughout the day as well, but there are some other study spaces available. We're going to talk about some of them now and the other places which perhaps might be a bit easier for you to study at at the moment.

Let's bring in Luke Mepham, the SU President... Hi Luke, very good to see you! This is quite a big issue isn't it at the moment?

Luke

Absolutely, so it's something that obviously affects all students, all students are looking for study space And the queues outside the Library have very have been quite large over the last few weeks, mainly owing to the reduced capacity within the Library and, as you mentioned, there's so many other study spaces all around campus, so it would be good to talk a little bit more about some of those and make sure that you actually know where they are, what they're like and how you can use them!

Johnny

So obviously the key other Library-managed study space is the Rootes Learning Grid just off the Piazza, between Pret and Curiositea, around that sort of area. And that's quite - it's got the study space but also a bit of a more social space, doesn't it?

Luke

Absolutely, so the layout's changed quite a lot since social distancing but the Rootes Learning Grid in the Rootes building is still open and still kind of the second busiest study space after the Library at the moment. However other areas of the Rootes building have been opened up, such as the Flexigrid in the Rootes building, previously used for circling as some of you might know it if you've been circling at Fusion and also the Panorama

rooms and the Chancellor's suite, which is traditionally used for conferences and exams, in that building are also being used for study space. That whole building is filling up quite early on in the day so it's still a good place to go if you're kind of on campus early, but there are still emptier places around campus.

Johnny

Okay, well let's touch on some of those now. One of them, which I think people are put off a bit because it's five minutes down the road, is University House, which of course is where a lot of the University staff are normally based, most of them working from home at the moment. There's quite a lot of study space there?

Luke

Absolutely, so I was actually in University house a couple of hours ago and it is dead in there at the moment, it's not very busy at all. So you have got the two Learning Grids in there and also the atrium space which is obviously normally for the users of the cafe. That's all open and within the Learning Grid, you've got access to power, you've got access to some resources and also some kind of comfier places to sit in there as well. And contrary to popular belief, as you say, it is only five minutes away from the Library. It feels like it's miles away! If you live in Westwood it's even closer, but for most students on campus it really isn't much of a walk, and it's going to be a much quicker - it's probably going to be much quicker doing that walk than staying in that Library queue!

Johnny

So, it's somewhere - if you haven't been before, because I know a lot of people haven't been to the physical buildings this year - it's between Westwood Campus and the Main Campus and like you say it's just a few minutes there. Am I right in thinking - I'm not on campus as you can see - am I right in thinking that the Oculus opened up some days ago for studying as well?

Luke

Absolutely yeah, so the Oculus and all the teaching rooms within the Oculus are open for quiet and individual study space. Alongside that, the University have opened loads of

other normally essentially timetabled rooms, so rooms such as in Ramphal, I believe some of the Social Sciences are open, alongside all of the traditional Grids and the Junction space as well. So there is loads and loads of space, and actually in that that link below that you can see, you can see all of the available spaces there and kind of current availability as well.

Johnny

So, there's all the different spots and actually I think what we're seeing is, obviously you think of the Library, you think of the Grid in Rootes, but actually if you look a bit further afield you're going to have a more comfortable experience aren't you?

Luke

Yeah absolutely, I mean I completely understand why students might want to be in the Library, it's the central study space, it's probably the one that students in later years associate with having done exams in the past and such, but there are still so many other spaces to be used. They still have the same amount of facilities as the Library, they're still as accessible and you're just not gonna have as much of a queue, so I really would urge students, unless you need Library-specific resources, unless you need to go and look at books and such, all of these study spaces are open, and you're probably going to have a much better time.

Johnny

Okay so that link, which you can see along the bottom, studyspaces.warwick.ac.uk, you can find about the Library and non-Library spaces on campus, the locations, number of seats, opening hours, even, I'm told, 360-degree photos if that's what you'd quite like to look at! Thanks, so much Luke! Just out of interest, when you were a student, obviously now you're an officer, where was your go-to study space?

Luke

I actually used to study, being a Maths student, initially used to be in the maths undergrad work room and then when the Mathematical Sciences building opened, those balconies in there are lovely. But I actually don't think, unfortunately, any of those spaces

are open at the moment as they're all managed by departments rather than central university. Other than that, in third year I did also dip into the University House Grid, so I am a bit of an advocate for it being a nice and very quiet space.

Johnny

Well there's plenty of places you can go! Thanks Luke, speak very soon! That's Luke Mepham, the SU President at Warwick. And if you'd like to find study space availability, that address once more is studyspaces.warwick.ac.uk.

The following table provides information about, non-library managed, alternative study space on campus. You are encouraged to check study space availability for up to date key space information before your visit.

Space Location Opening hours Study desks

Flexigrid

See 360 photos

Rootes

Monday - Sunday
08:00 - 20:00

Possible closure from 18:00 to 20:00 as numbers demand

78

Panorama 1 / 2

See 360 photos

Rootes

Open - as demand starts mid-morning each day up until 20:00 as Flexigrid

51

Panorama 3

See 360 photos

Rootes

Open - as demand starts mid-morning each day up until 20:00 as Flexigrid

24

Chancellors

See 360 photos

Rootes

Open - as demand starts mid-morning each day up until 20.00 as Flexigrid

32

Junction Hall 1 - JX0.03

See 360 photos

Junction

Open on card access 10:00 – 20:00 (Monday to Sunday)

70

Junction Teaching Rooms JX2.02 & JX2.03, floor 2

Junction

Closed until week 4

44

Rooms 039 & 041 Computer work areas Ground Floor Library building

Open on card access 11.00 – 19.00 (Monday to Friday)

22

Oculus CTTRs & Foyer Oculus

Monday - Friday
08:00 - 22:00

Saturday - Sunday
08:00 - 22:00

362

Centrally timetabled rooms

Centrally timetables rooms in the following buildings/locations are available for study from 08:00 - 19:00.

  • Humanities
  • Ramphal
  • Social Sciences
  • Zeeman
  • Westwood
  • WBS
  • WMG
  • Computer Science

In addition to:

  • Lib 1
  • Avon Hub
  • Westwood Cafe

The Student Experience Ambassadors (SEAs) will be able to assist – look out for the team in the yellow high-vis waistcoats.

Study space guidance


The safety of Library staff and users is our highest priority. Spaces are currently only available for:

Individual study only


You MUST:

  • Keep 2m distance at all times
  • Wear a face covering over mouth and nose unless exempt or seated
  • Wash your hands regularly and use sanitisers provided
  • Sanitise your workstation before and after use
  • Study alone (no group work allowed)

We comply with the Stay Safe at Warwick guidelines.


If you do not comply with Covid behaviour rules you are not welcome in Library space:

  • Your identity will be taken and reported for disciplinary purposes
  • You will be required to leave
  • You may be banned from further use of Library space

Robin Green
University Librarian

Stay Safe at Warwick

See University latest advice and guidance for staff, students and prospective students.


Study space availability

Remember, as well as Library spaces, there are other study spaces across campus you can use. To help you find them, we’ve developed space availability, which lists the different spaces and provides up-to-date information on how busy they are. We advise you check this to help you plan your destination on campus.


Quick links


 
Find out how the Library is adapting to Covid-19 developments.

Safety measures

The University safety measures apply to all students, staff and visitors using the Library and/or any Library facility, such as the requirement to wear a face covering on campus. In addition, further measures have been put in place and safety requirements are necessary due to the specific environments and Library provision. These include:

  • Study spaces are currently available for individual study only. There is NO group study provision in any of the Library study spaces
  • Study spaces are set-up and to be maintained at 2m distancing as a key safety measure
  • Cleaning will be carried our prior to opening and cleaning of touchpoints will also be carried out during the day
    • There will be access to hand sanitizer, as well as sanitizing spray and cloths for you to clean your study desk, computer, keyboard, mouse, and any other equipment you use, prior to and after use
  • Furniture has been set-up to maintain the required social distancing, and visitors are respectfully asked not to rearrange
  • Copy, print, scan facility is available – please clean the equipment prior to and after use using the cleaning items available
  • ‘One-Way’ and ‘Keep Left’ systems will be in place so please adhere to signage