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Welcome to the Study Spaces Guide

We offer a variety of bookable and non-bookable study spaces across our sites, and we're currently arranging additional study spaces across campus for use during the exam period. 

You can also check out DSU's interactive Study Space Map for details of available spaces across campus.


Non-bookable spaces

Simply visit one of our sites, find an available seat and stay for as little or as long as you wish! Bookable spaces in Bill Bryson Library will be clearly marked - please only sit in these areas if you have pre-booked your space.
 

Bookable spaces

Our bookable study spaces are available in Bill Bryson Library - see our guide for more information and how to book.
 

Site
Spaces available
Type of seating
Access to power
Bill Bryson Library

Individual study spaces (bookable and non-bookable) 

Group study spaces

Designated study spaces for postgraduate students

Study rooms (bookable): 

Collaborative, quiet and silent study zones

Mixed

The majority are tables, but there is also informal seating and high seating

Individual rooms are available (pre-booking required).

To the majority of seats, but not all 
Barker Research Library

Individual study spaces (silent study)

All seats have desks. To the majority of seats 
Teaching and Learning Centre

Individual study spaces 

Group study spaces 

(Group Work Rooms in other parts of the building can be booked via your Durham Office365 calendar - see the CIS Booking a Group Work Room guide)

Mixed

The majority are tables, but there is also informal seating, high seating and media tables.

To the majority of seats 
ISC Library, Stockton

Individual study spaces 

All seats have desks.

To the majority of seats

Elvet Riverside Individual study spaces  All seats have desks. To the majority of seats
Business School

Individual study spaces 

DUBS students only 

All seats have desks. To the majority of seats 
Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science Building 

Individual study spaces and breakout spaces along the central 'street' communal areas

Spaces set up for individual study and quiet group conversations.

Mixture of table and desk, and some more relaxed seating with low tables.

Not all spaces have access to power 
Dunelm House (DSU)

Individual study spaces 

Group study spaces 

Two group study rooms on Level A (bookable through the Student Union) 

Mixture of spaces set up for individual study and group conversations.

Mixture of table and desk, and some more relaxed seating with low tables.

Not all spaces have access to power 

Calman Learning Centre

Individual study spaces 

Group study spaces 

Mixture of spaces set up for individual study and group conversations.

Mixture of tables and desks, some with PCs, and some more relaxed seating with smaller tables.

To the majority of seats 

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