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Welcome to the Study Spaces Guide

As of Monday 27 September 2021, we are offering a variety of bookable and non-bookable study spaces across our sites.

Bill Bryson Library
  • Individual study spaces (bookable and non-bookable)
  • Online lecture study spaces for students (bookable)
  • Bookable study spaces for Postgraduate Research students (PGR) and Taught Postgraduate students (PGT)
  • Bookable study rooms, including:
    • Individual study rooms
    • Disability Support rooms
Teaching and Learning Centre
  • Individual study spaces (non-bookable)
  • Group study spaces (non-bookable)
Leazes Road Study Space
  • Individual study spaces (non-bookable)

Non-bookable spaces

Simply visit one of the above sites, find an available seat and stay for as little or as long as you wish! All non-bookable spaces will be clearly marked - please make sure you only use study desks that have not been pre-booked.


Bookable spaces

Your study space is allocated by the system, limited to floor level when you book using our Space Bookings system. We also have Disability Support rooms available to students who have an assessed need to access these spaces. 

Cancelling your unwanted booking

If you have made a booking and you decide you don’t need it or are unable to attend, please cancel your booking to allow others to make use of it. We need you to do this as soon as you can to let other students use unwanted study space timeslots. Simply go to the ‘My Bookings’ tab on the Space Bookings app and cancel your booking. 

If you ever need any help in cancelling a booking or have a genuine reason for not attending your booking, please email main.library@durham.ac.uk.


Visiting us

During your visit, please follow the safety measures we have in place and be considerate of other users.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or have received a positive test result, you should self-isolate, book a Covid-19 test and inform the University - you must not visit the Library. Please visit our webpages for full details.