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Study spaces

We look forward to welcoming our new students to the Library community, and also to welcoming back our returning students and staff. Safety is our number one concern so we are working hard to make our spaces Covid-safe. This means we have bought in changes to opening hours and room layouts as well as employing additional safety measures. Check below to see which Library spaces are open, and what changes you can expect to see if you are a return visitor.

Opening hours are:

Term 1
Mon 5 Oct onwards 8:30 – midnight
  • Approximately 550 study spaces available, mostly individual study desks but some collaborative seating is also available - suitable for socially-distanced group work and virtual discussions
  • 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 on the upper floors with limited group study provision on Floors 1 and 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:

Term 1
Mon 19 Oct Mon – Sun: 09:00 - 00:00
  • Approximately 88 study spaces are available – a mix of individual quieter study and meeting rooms for study in small groups (with a limitation in group size)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Term 1 - Mon 5 Oct onwards - 8:00 – 22:00
  • Approximately 94 study spaces available, mostly individual study desks but some collaborative soft seating is also available - suitable for socially-distanced group work and virtual discussions
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Term 1 - Mon 5 Oct onwards - 8:00 – 22:00
  • Approximately 86 study spaces are available across the ground floor and 1st floor of Learning Grid 1
  • 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 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:

  • Term 1 - Mon 5 Oct onwards- Mon to Fri 08:00 – 22:00
    Sat - Sun 10:00 – 18:00
  • Approximately 17 study spaces available
  • 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 BioMed Grid. Once the building is at capacity, entry will be one in one out, we recommend you take your belongings with you

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

Opening hours are:

  • Term time only: Mon – Fri 12:00 - 22:00
    Sat – Sun 09:00 - 17:00
  • 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 the Leamington Learning Grid. Once the building is at capacity, entry will be one in one out, we recommend you take your belongings with you

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:

  • 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

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.


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