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Study spaces




Study with respect for those around you

Libraries & Collections are here to make your experience of studying in the library as comfortable and productive as possible. To help achieve this, it is important that everyone shows respect for others and the library itself.

  • Be fair and share - please vacate your space for long breaks.  Belongings left unattended for longer than 30 minutes may be moved by staff if necessary to make space for others to study.
  • Don't leave it.  Never to leave your valuables unattended, even for the shortest time.
  • Be fair and share. If you are not using a PC, please leave that space free for others to use.
  • No hot or smelly foods permitted, please dispose of all litter responsibly. Please help keep the spaces neat and tidy by disposing of all litter responsibly.
  • Talk quietly in the quiet zones.  Keep your voice low and conversations to a minimum, be aware of the noise you are making when leaving a Discussion zone (e.g. Group Study Room) into a Quiet zone (most areas within the libraries).
  • Be silent in the silent zones.  Please allow those who wish to study in silence the opportunity to do so.
  • Respect the books.  Please remember that library books are a shared resource and refrain from writing or highlighting in them. 





Find your zone

There are three different Zones in the library which are colour-coded on the Floor Plans for each library.

Group study rooms

In all the libraries there are Group Study rooms for between 3-12 people, with AV screens.

Most of them are bookable online and for use by Kings' students and KHP NHS staff.

King's students and staff can also book rooms around the rest of the university





Postgraduate Zones

There are Postgraduate Study Zones available at the following libraries:

Franklin-Wilkins, The Maughan, New Hunt’s House, Weston Education Centre.

Most of these areas are accessible by swipe card access with your King's ID card.



You can find group study pods at the Franklin-Wilkins, the Maughan and Weston Education Centre. When not in use by staff you can use them without having to book.

Do you need a space to make an important Phone or Skype call in the library? At the Franklin-Wilkins and New Hunt's House Libraries you can find one-person soundproofed Skype Pods to make calls, you can book one using the Group Study Room booking.




Wellbeing Spaces

If you’re feeling low, why not recharge your own batteries in the Wellbeing Room, located in room 2.24 in the Maughan Library, with comfy bean bags for you to take a break, relax your mind and find new inspiration.

We also have a wellbeing corner at the Franklin Wilkins Library where you will find comfy bean bags, books, and information on wellbeing apps so you can take some time out while studying.




Assistive Technology Rooms

There are ten Assistive Technology Rooms (ATRs) spread across the six King's library sites. 

Each room is equipped with ergonomic workstations with adjustable desks and chairs, Dragon headsets, a scanner and a printer.

Find out more about library disability support services and facilities.