Opening hours and service availability (Updated 17th May 2021)
As we are able to, we are opening more services and study spaces for students to access. As well as spaces in open library sites, some central teaching rooms are available for booking. There are also Faculty-specific spaces available.
If you are using these spaces, for your own and others safety, please remember to comply with all COVID guidelines as directed for the building you are in.
Library services and study spaces
Study spaces can be booked two days in advance. Sessions are released for online booking throughout the day on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
You must book in advance in order to use a Library study space, and you must keep to the session you have booked. Although spaces are regularly fully booked, 50% of booked sessions are not attended. Please cancel your space via our online booking system if you no longer need it (instructions on how to do this are in your space booking confirmation email).
Study spaces are available at the following locations:
- Main Library 9am-midnight, Monday to Friday and 10am-midnight, Saturday and Sunday
- Alan Gilbert Learning Commons (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
- Stopford Library (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday)
- Oddfellows Hall (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday) (Please note, this space is for Postgraduate students only)
- Christie’s Bistro (9am – 5pm Monday – Friday) (Please note, this space is for Postgraduate students only)
- Joule Library 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
- Kantorowich Library 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
Click and collect service
You can use the Click and collect service to access physical resources from some Library sites.
Further information and help
You can book a study space via the Library website and check the service availability page for the most up to date service information, including information on special collections bookings, which are now available for researchers at Main Library and John Rylands Research Institute and Library.
Remember, if you need help you can talk to the Library via LibraryChat.
Other study spaces
University teaching spaces
Some University teaching rooms are also available for study and can be booked through ResourceBooker. Look for the Student Study Rooms tile once you log in.
Study spaces in residences
Study spaces are available across Fallowfield, Victoria Park and City Campus on a first come, first served basis. See here for full details of where space is available.
Faculty specific spaces: FSE
FSE students can access the following drop-in study spaces.
Schuster Building – Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm
- Rooms in the library
- GA10, 11, 12, 13, 14
- PC Cluster M, Room 1.15
- Open space in the annex
Williamson Building – Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
- Computer clusters (rooms 2.20, 2.22c, 2.45)
- EES Library (G20)
Barnes Wallis – Monday – Friday 9am-8pm
- PC Cluster
- Quiet study spaces in G.067 and G.070
Kilburn Building – Monday to Friday 8am-8pm
- Ground floor PC Clusters
To support FSE students during the exam period, Office 2 PC cluster in the Kilburn Building is available for advance bookings. These spaces should only be used in exceptional circumstances where students are unable to complete the exam at home.
Students will be able to book a slot up to two days in advance via Resource Booker. The maximum booking is 4 hours, with no more than 2 bookings per day.
Faculty specific spaces: Humanities
For AMBS Students only, the Eddie Davies Library is open when the AMBS building is open.
Spaces available on a first come, first served basis.