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Facilities and learning resources to support your studies

Use our study spaces, labs, specialist facilities and support services to work towards achieving your academic potential.

Places to study

Everyone has their own way of studying. At Bath, you can choose from a range of different study spaces, helping you find the environment that suits you best.


There are study spaces all around campus, including in the Students' Union building and the Library, which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has around 500 PCs, fast Wi-Fi and plenty of power sockets for charging your devices.

The Library has printed and electronic books, electronic journals, specialist databases and academic publications available. There are also copy, print and scanning facilities, and Library staff can source alternative formats of print materials.

Our Learning Commons are informal and comfortable learning spaces, set up to suit independent study or group work. They have printing facilities and vending machines and there's no need for students to book.

You can also log on in one of the seven computer labs on campus. They have around 300 computers between them, which you can use whenever they're not being used for teaching.

If you're not on campus, you can also use the PCs and study spaces at the Virgil Building, our city-centre hub.

Subject-specific advice


Each academic department has a professionally-qualified Subject Librarian, so no matter what you choose to study, they can help you get the most out of the Library's resources.

Our Subject Librarians specialise in all areas of study. They can give you expert advice and help you find the books, journals and resources you need for your course.

You can also get training from them on how to research a subject area, add references to your work and assess the quality of sources.

Find your subject librarian
Students working in the Library

Specialist facilities


Studying at Bath, you get access to facilities that support your learning, including laboratories and specialist equipment, depending on your course. We continually invest in developing our facilities, and many external companies come to use specialist equipment they can't find elsewhere.

As a student, you could put theory into practice by using these facilities, including our:

  • acoustics lab with sound-pressure level meters
  • artificial sky with light meters
  • automatic motion capture system
  • psychology observation suites
  • refurbished Engineering laboratories
  • 3D printers

You'll also have access to our Virtual Learning Environment, with course materials, quizzes and recorded lectures for your subject.

Find out about our research facilities
Researchers using motion capture equipment

Software and support


As a student, you have access to the services and support provided by the Digital, Data and Technology Group.

Our IT services include:

  • networked computers on campus and in the city
  • printers, scanners and photocopiers
  • Wi-Fi anywhere on campus and in University buildings
  • free Microsoft Office 365 for your PC or Mac
  • academic software to help you with your studies
  • free advice on purchasing new IT devices and equipment
  • free support on any issue with your personal devices from the IT Service Desk
  • a range of training courses to help you study
Learn more about our IT services
Students working in the Library

Buying books and equipment


If you need books or equipment not available on campus, it’s easy to get books and equipment delivered to the University.

The parcel room on campus is close to the accommodation blocks, and there's another in our city accommodation. If you get a parcel, the Postal Services team will email you so you know when to pick it up.

There is also an Amazon Locker in the centre of campus, so you can pick up your orders whenever you want. As a UK student, you can get a 5% discount when you become an Amazon Student Member though the National Union of Students (NUS).

Two students carrying their parcels to their accommodation.

Expert teaching to help you fulfil your potential

Read about the learning experience at Bath