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Study spaces




Under the latest government guidance for the national lockdown period, some of the libraries and study spaces will remain open for those students who have compelling reasons to come to campus, such as an inadequate study environment at home or for mental health reasons. In these circumstances you will continue to be able book a library study space or use an informal learning space on campus or one of KCLSU’s informal study spaces. We are consolidating the number of library study spaces we have available during this period, The Maughan, IoPPN and Wills Libraries are currently closed for study space access.

In line with King’s  Staying safe on Campus  guidance, all library visits are by bookable slots only for both study space and to collect books, laptops for loan and for printing and scanning. Additional covid-safe printing stations are available at some campuses outside of the libraries. To protect the health of those using the libraries the study space capacity has been reduced and for equitability only six study sessions of three hours per week will be bookable.

  • For the duration of the current national lockdown we have increased the number of study space bookings per week from three to six.
  • Morning and afternoon study space slots are available Monday to Friday.
  • Early evening slots are available at New Hunt's House and St Thomas' House libraries.
  • If you choose to book two study sessions on the same day you must leave the library and take all your possessions with you when your morning session ends before returning for the afternoon session when it opens.
  • Each study session is up to three hours and you can see whether your desk has a PC / power when you book.
  • You may place a study space booking at any time during the day, however you should ensure you confirm your space before travelling. 
  • Group study spaces are not currently available.
  • If you cannot attend a booking please ensure you cancel as soon as possible to free up the desk for other students to book.

Where access to a book is essential and not available electronically then a Reserve & Collect service is available. For further information see our LibAnswers FAQ: How do I use the Reserve & Collect service. All book returns should be made via the return boxes located outside libraries, with no booking required.

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.