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Where you can study on campus and in the city

You can study independently in numerous places on campus or in the city centre, whether you're an undergraduate or postgraduate student.

Study space booking service

Use the online tool to book study spaces in locations on campus and in the city.

The University recommends face coverings are worn when moving around indoors and in teaching settings

When booking your study space, you can select the type of space you'd like to use and its location.

Bookable study spaces

Bookable study spaces are available in open-plan areas or individual study rooms for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The University recommends face coverings are worn when moving around indoors and in teaching settings.

The University offers a choice of study spaces to support different types of study, on campus and in the city. Most spaces are designed for quiet, individual study. You may book many of these in advance.

Bookable multi-occupant rooms up to twelve people for group work and single occupancy rooms for individual activities such as interviews are also available.

You can find out what is currently available, book a study space and see more information about the locations.

Please remember that study spaces are for quiet study; do not disturb others.

Bookable study spaces

Non-bookable study spaces

Non-bookable drop-in study spaces are also available in locations including:

  • The Library - bookings are not required for the majority of single seat study spaces in the Library
  • Virgil Building in the informal study space in 1.06
  • 8 West Study Rooms: 1.32, 1.33, 1.34, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8, 2.10, 2.11,2.13 and 2.15 available Monday to Friday 08.15-19.05 from 16 May during revision and assessment period
  • 10 West Level 5 for postgraduate-use only
  • Dartmouth Avenue

Postgraduate-only space

Postgraduate-only space is bookable in 10 West.
Library Study Room 5.07 is also available for drop-in use by Postgraduate Research students without the need for pre-booking a space.

Using study spaces

When you arrive at a reserved study space, you need to confirm your arrival. Please refer to the booking email for details.

If you do not arrive within 15 minutes of the start of your booking time, the space will be released for someone else to book.

When using the spaces, you must:

  • clean the desk before and after you use it
  • vacate your space by the end of your booked time
  • not move any furniture from marked study spaces
  • be aware that other people may be more comfortable keeping a social distance
  • wash or sanitise your hands regularly
  • follow any directional signage
  • keep windows open
  • not consume any food
  • make sure any drinks are in sealed bottles, flasks or reusable cups with lids
  • leave the space clean and tidy when you've finished
  • remember that study spaces are for quiet study; do not disturb others

Read further University guidance on safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study space booking tutorial

A video guide for University of Bath students showing how to book a study space on or off campus.


If you have any feedback about places where you can study, please contact us by email.