Study spaces

Log in with your GUID to our UofG Life App. Bookable study spaces are available all year round.


Bookable seats available for the exam diet

We have additional bookable seats with access to power and wifi. 

Hunterian Art Gallery (LT 103) 

Mon-Fri 40 seats 13:00 - 17:00


JMSLH - Saltire 438A & JMSLH - Saltire 438B

7 days a week

100 seats in each room

08:00-12:30, 13:00-17:30, 18:00 – 22.30


Bookings for these additional spaces will be managed through the helpdesk:

Then select a location, date and timeslot. Up to 3 timeslots are available each day in the James McCune Smith Learning Hub and 2 per day in the Molema Building These include:

  • 08:30-12:30,
  • 13:30-17:30
  • 18:00-22:30


You will need to bring your own device to complete the exam. If you do not have a suitable device, please submit a request via the helpdesk ahead of your exam date [select ‘Student Laptop Loan’].

When using these shared spaces, please be respectful to other students (eg. entering, exiting or moving around the room quietly) .  Be careful not to position yourself in a way that could be perceived as allowing collusion (cheating) between other students.

Student Conduct - Exams


Study Space Details

Space Location Capacity Open to Opening Hours
University Library  Library 2000  All

07:15 - 02:00

James McCune Smith James McCune Smith Building 1100  All


Round Reading Room  Reading Room  210  All

08:00 - 02:00

James Ireland Memorial Library Fourth floor Glasgow Dental Hospital and School 54 Dental students

09:00 - 17:00

Chemistry Library  Room 505-506 Joseph Black Building  88  Chemistry students 08:00-17:00
Islay and Jura Labs Library 10 seats in each room Islay is unavailable at any time to book.  08:00-12:30, 13:00-17:30, 18:00 – 22.30
Accounting and Finance Wards Library  Room 543 Gilbert Scott Building  6 Accounting and Finance Students 09:00-17:00
MVLS Libraries  Room 212 Graham Kerr Building 6  Life Sciences students 09:00-17:00
MVLS Libraries  Room 324 Graham Kerr Building 4  Life Sciences students 09:00-17:00
Post Graduate Research Space Advanced Research Centre, Level 3   PGR STudents 09:00-
Arts Libraries  Rooms 203/205/206, 68 Oakfield Avenue  6  Arts students 09:00-17:00
Arts Libraries  Room 209. 69 Oakfield Avenue 1  Arts students 09:00-17:00
Arts Libraries  Rooms 104/209/210, 7 University Gardens 10  Arts students 09:00-17:00
Arts Libraries  Room 209, 9 University Gardens 6  Arts students 09:00-17:00
Arts Libraries  Room 101, 10 University Gardens 6  Arts students 09:00-17:00
Arts Libraries  Room 305, 14 University Gardens 6  Arts students 09:00-17:00
Arts Libraries  Room 109/110, 11 University Gardens 2  Arts students 09:00-17:00
Arts Libraries  Room 217 Gregory Building 6  Archaeology students 09:00-17:00
Arts Libraries  Room 124 Hetherington Building 2  Modern Languages & Cultures students 09:00-17:00
Arts Space  Level 5/6, Sir Alexander Stone Building 23  Postgraduate Arts students 09:00-17:00
James Herriot Library (Garscube)  Mary Stewart Building 138  Vet students 08:00-02:00
Maths & Stats Space  Level 1, Maths & Stats Building, University Place 20   Maths Postgraduates 09:00-17:00
Fraser Building  Level 3 250  All 08:00-20:00
Geographical & Earth Sciences Postgraduate Study Spaces  Rooms 156/157/334/335 Main Building, East Quadrangle 15  Geographical & Earth Sciences Postgraduates 09:00-17:00
Geographical & Earth Sciences Postgraduate Study Spaces  Rooms 414/506 Gregory Building 3  Geographical & Earth Sciences Postgraduates 09:00-17:00
Social Sciences Postgraduate Study Space  Room 406, Level 2, Library, Adam Smith Building 27  Postgraduates in Law, Education and Social & Political Sciences 09:00-17:00
Undergraduate Medical Study Space  Level 4, Wolfson Medical School 106  Medical students 24 hours
Postgraduate Education Study Space  Room 614/682/683 St Andrew's Building 10  Education Postgraduates 09:00-17:00

Privacy Notice

Your Personal Data

The University of Glasgow will be what’s known as the ‘Data Controller’ of your personal data processed in relation to recording the use of additional 'pop-up' study spaces and contacting users of these spaces should there be any need to do so for Health & Safety reasons. This privacy notice will explain how the University of Glasgow will process your personal data.

What data do we collect?

The card reader records the subject’s staff or student ID and the location that the card was read.

Legal basis for processing your data

We must have a legal basis for processing all personal data. In this instance, the legal basis is legitimate interests to record usage patterns and follow Scottish Government and Public Health regulations and guidance in relation to the ongoing global Coronavirus pandemic. The University also has legal obligations to provide a duty of care and safe working environment in line with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

What we do with the data collected?

We are collecting and processing data as outlined in this Privacy Notice as part of the ongoing requirement to identify potential outbreaks of the Covid-19 virus on campus to minimise the transmission of the virus and to alert us to when we may need to seek the advice of the local Health Protection Team for advice on managing any outbreak.

The University will use this information to:

  • Understand the levels and patterns of usage of the additional 'pop-up' study spaces so that we can anticipate and advise on demand.
  • Identify any risk mitigation measures which may be required to limit the scale of any outbreak.

It is likely, in the event of any outbreak of the virus involving the University community, that the information will also be used by Public Health and Environmental Health to help investigate the outbreak in order to:

  • trace the origins of the outbreak and
  • identify how the virus is transmitting within the community and beyond.

Who do we share the data with?

The information on the report form will be accessed initially by staff from Information Services who are responsible for the management of the additional study spaces, but may also, where appropriate, be securely shared with the Director of Health Safety & Wellbeing, or their deputy, Head of the Safety & Environmental Protection Service. If you are a student it may be shared with the Executive Director of Student & Academic Services, College Director of Professional Services or an agreed delegate, and senior School / Institute managers to help identify and safeguard other people potentially at risk and to identify and ensure any necessary cleaning protocols are applied in spaces you have visited on campus or as part of University managed activities elsewhere. If you are in University of Glasgow Student Residences it will be shared with the Director of Commercial Operations to enable them to arrange any support you and close contacts may need, as well as suitable cleaning arrangements. In the case of employees it may be necessary to share the information with appropriate colleagues including College Director of Professional Services or their agreed delegate, senior departmental managers and your line manager, to ensure protection of other people who may be close contacts and to identify and arrange cleaning protocols in spaces you have visited on campus or elsewhere as part of your work. HR or the University’s Occupational Health Unit may also be notified, if required, to ensure any necessary support is made available to you.

How long do we keep it for?

The data will be held for as long as Scottish Government, Public Health or Environmental Health advice indicates this to be necessary and this will be linked to the duration of the current global Coronavirus pandemic. The Director of Health, Safety & Wellbeing will review the records every 3 months to determine if the data is still required and arrange for it to be deleted it accordingly once it is no longer required.

What are your rights?

You can request access to the information we process about you at any time. If at any point you believe that the information we process relating to you is incorrect, you can request that we review it for correction. You may also have the right to object to the processing of data.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please submit your request via the webform or contact

Please note that the ability to exercise these rights will vary and depend on the legal basis on which the processing is being carried out and the accessibility of the data (i.e. if your own data is impossible to retrieve due to the anonymous nature of the survey).


If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact the University Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter.

Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)