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Study spaces




All the campus libraries have now re-opened, the health of students and staff remains our priority and we have been making careful changes to reduce risks and help keep people safe. 

We have worked over the summer to improve our online services, and it is expected that you will be able to access what you need working remotely through our webpages, eresources and LibAnswers

We recognise that there are times when access to campus-based Library space and books will still be required.  In line with King’s Staying safe on Campus guidance, we will be providing bookable slots for access to both study space and our physical collections. 

To support safe distancing, we have had to reduce our study space capacity. To help support access for as many people as possible under the current guidelines only two x three hour study sessions will be bookable per week (1 per day).

Visits for borrowing are booked separately with book returns taking place outside the libraries.  

For the latest information about our services please see the Library coronavirus update page.




Bookable study spaces

You will have options to book study spaces in the libraries with or without a PC.

Study spaces are only available Monday to Friday.

Your bookings will include details of how we will reduce risks during your visit. We ask you to read these carefully to help things to run smoothly.



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.

These rooms are bookable by registered users only.



Group study rooms

Group Study rooms are currently not available.

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





Postgraduate Zones

Postgraduate Zones are currently not available.

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.



Group study or Skype pods are not currently available.




Wellbeing Spaces

Wellbeing spaces are not currently available.

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.