Study spaces

he university has a variety of study space to suit student's needs including group work areas, silent space, bookable spaces and individual study desks. To check for a free desk in any building use the online free space checker 

Exam revision - Additional seats, spaces and extended opening hours 

Forum Library, seminar rooms 1-12

330 additional seats

Forum Career Zone

32 spaces 

Forum Library Media Room 

24 spaces

Forum Law Library 22 spaces

Forum Exploration Lab

64 spaces 

Forum Auditorium

435 seats, quiet reading space until 17:30 (from 8 May) 

Old Library, seminar rooms A and B

24 additional seats 

Old Library, seminar room C 12 additional seats (from 5 May)

Amory Quiet Study Space

90 seats accessible externally, extended opening 24/7

Amory C417 and C501

118 replacement spaces in rooms C417 and C501

The Loft study centre 

118 seats, extended opening 24/7

The Sanctuary

180 seats (excluding 24 and 25 April)

Peter Chalk Seminar Rooms

90 spaces relocation 

Newman Lecture theatres

Quiet reading space until 6pm (from 8 May)

Giraffe House Study Centre, St Luke's campus

120 seats, extended opening 24/7

X-Keys, St Luke's campus

150 spaces, extended opening SAT & SUN 09:00-16:00

Booth seating in the Amory Study Centre

  • Location: EX4 4RJ, Rennes Drive, Amory Building, Ground Floor
  • Opening Hours: 08:00 until 21:30, 7 days a week. Swipe your Unicard to access.
  • Extended opening to 24/7 during exams
  • Seats: 90 Quiet Study space. Additional study space in rooms C417 and C501 

Currently being refurbished to create an exciting new space in Amory which will include a café, new study spaces and Information Point. Whilst this construction work takes place, study space within Amory will be affected, but you will be able to access the 90 seater quiet study space - access externally.

Replacement study space in rooms Amory C417 and C501 (89 in total) is also now available.

Find more information about the building's accessibility, on the DisabledGo site.

Surface tables in Exploration Lab 2

This summer, Exploration Lab 2 will be provide 60 additional temporary study spaces.

Where is it?

Exploration Lab 2 is located in The Forum, on level 1 opposite the Library Balcony, 

Giraffe House

  • Location: St Luke's campus
  • Opening hours: 24/7
  • Seats: 120 seats 

About:

Giraffe House is a modern flexible study space for students. It is located at the centre of the St Luke's Campus.  You will need your University card to swipe in at all times.

The space is used for:

  • Various individual quiet study spaces
  • Group study tables
  • 3 bookable group study rooms
  • 37 fixed PCs
  • WiFi and lots of powerpoints

The loft image

  • Location: Top floor, Devonshire House.
  • Open: 08:00 - 21:30, Mon - Sun
  • Extended opening to 24/7 during exams
  • Seats: 118

About:

The space is used for:

  • Various individual quiet study spaces
  • Group study tables
  • 30 fixed PCs
  • WiFi and lots of powerpoints

The Sanctuary with students

  • Location: EX4 4PY, Stocker Road, Great Hall, Lower Floor
  • Open: 08:00 - 21:30, 7 days a week
  • Seats: 180. This will be available as study space for the May 2018 exam period as a temporary measure.

About:

The Sanctuary is a modern flexible study space for students. It is located at the centre of campus under the Great Hall, adjacent to the Forum (formerly known as the Lower Exam Hall).

The space is used for:

  • Student quiet study space
  • Exams will be held in this space during January and May/June exam periods
  • Additional space for exceptionally large events and conferences

·         Location: EX4 4PY, Stocker Road, Great Hall, Lower Floor

·         Open: 08:00 - 21:30, 7 days a week

·         Seats: 180. This will be available as study space for the May 2018 exam period as a temporary measure.

 

Bookable study spaces

You can book online at Student Group Work Areas from available spaces:

  • 3 group study rooms, capacity 7
  • 9 group study booths, capacity 5 or 6
  • 4 group study tables, capacity 4

These rooms are only bookable by students registered with AccessAbility and these students get priority use. They need to be booked at least one day in advance and no longer than one week in advance.  They can be reserved for a maximum of half a day.

Please contact SID to book:

By email (including the time and date you wish to book) to sid@exeter.ac.uk

By phone (have ready the time and date you wish to book) on 0300 555 0444

In person at SID

 

Room information:

Room NameLocationStudy seatsComputersScannerBraille Printer
AccessAbility 1 Level -1, Forum Library

1 adjustable seat and table

1 stationary seat and table

1  - -
AccessAbility 2 Level -1, Forum Library 2 study seats 1 - -
AccessAbility 3 Level 0, Forum Library

1 adjustable seat table

4 stationary seats and tables

3 - -
AccessAbility 4 Level +1, Forum Library

1 adjustable seat and table

1 stationary seat and table

1 1 1
AccessAbility Room St Luke's Library

1 adjustable seat and table

1 stationary seat and table

2 1 -

The computers have a variety of useful software such as:

  • Speech recognition software – Dragon Naturally Speaking,
  • Text to voice software - Freespeech and Texthelp Read and Write Gold
  • Braille DBT Reader
  • Mind mapping software – Inspiration Pro
  • Screen Reading software – Jaws 14

What happens if someone is in one of the rooms I have booked?

Please explain that the room is booked (as indicated on the door sign).  If there are any problems, inform SID.

What happens if I want to use a room on the day?

These are available on first come first served basis.  Please check the room. If it is empty, you are able to use it. If it is occupied. ask whether the person working in the room is registered with AccessAbility. If so, they can remain.  If not, explain that the room has priority use for students registered with AccessAbility. 

There are 3 bookable group study rooms which seat 6-8. You can book online at Student Group Work Areas.

 

Book group work areas online Student Group Work Areas.

  • St Luke's Haighton Library Study Room 1   
  • St Luke's Haighton Library Study Room 2   
  • St Luke's Haighton Library Study Room 3
  • St Luke's Haighton Library Student Presentation Room

 

The bookable learning spaces are: 

  • Listening booth: For listening to the University's music collections, housed in the Old Library. Please email library@exeter.ac.uk 
  • Seminar rooms A and B: These can be booked through the central Room Bookings system.

There are also bookable PGR Study desks.

Group study spaces

Group Study - Green - Level +1
There is a group study room on every level of the Forum Library, each of which provides 30 seats.

There are also three small group rooms off the larger study room on Level -1 and an open plan group work space next to the Law Library. The small group rooms and the booths and tables in the open plan space are all bookable.

There are small pods for groups on the balcony of the ground floor of Luke's Library.  There are also larger group study rooms on higher levels.

 

Silent study spaces

There are many individual study desks on every floor of the Forum library each provided with power and data. There are also 44 seat silent study rooms on every level.

 

Currently being refurbished to create an exciting new space in Amory which will include a café, new study spaces and Information Point. Whilst this construction work takes place, study space within Amory will be affected, but you will be able to access the 90 seater quiet study space - access externally.

We are also providing replacement study spaces in rooms Amory C417 and C501 (89 in total) from 16 April.

 

 

 

There is a large 64 seat Reading Room on the entrance floor, plus individual study seats around the stock on levels -1 and -2 of the building.

 

There are individual study desks on all levels of St Luke's Library.