Bookable Study Spaces

There are a range of small study rooms across campus now available to book through the UofG Life app.

You can use these rooms to study aloneor with a small group. If you want to study as a groupone of you should make the booking on behalf of the group.

You will see the capacity of the room in the app, and you must not exceed that capacity. Rooms are set up to allow for two metre physical distancing, please maintain this distance while you study and keep your face covering on. 

Study rooms are deep cleaned overnight once a day, and there are cleaning materials outside every room for self-cleaning during the day. Make sure you take all belongings with you when you leave. 

To book, download the UofG Life app.

Spaces for Individual Study 

The Main Library is the largest study space on campus, offering physically distanced spaces for individual study from 7:15-21:00, Monday-Sunday. To keep everyone safe the Library’s capacity is significantly reduced so it can fill up quickly, especially at busy times- usually around 11:00-16:00 on weekdays. PCs are available in the Library, but they are limited, so bring your own device if you can. 

Before you come to the Library, please check how busy it is in the UofG Life appIf it’s looking busy, other individual study spaces are available: 



Opening Hours 

McMillan Reading Room 

Individual study, limited PCs 

Monday- Sunday, 9:00-21:00 

Hunter Halls, Main Building 

Individual study  

Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:00  

Gym, St Andrews Building 

Individual study 

Monday-Frday, 9:00-17:00 

The James Herriot Library is now open for Veterinary Medicine students at the Garscube campus, with individual study spaces available 8:00-20:00, Monday-Friday. The Chemistry Library is also open for individual study, from 8:00-16:00, Monday-Friday. 

You can also use the UofG Life app to get directions to any building on campus, including these study spaces. 

Study Safely 

To help keep everyone safe, we ask that you follow this guidance at all times in our Libraries and study spaces:  

  • Wear a face covering at all times. 
  • Keep a two metre distance from others. 
  • Use the stairs if you can, lift occupancy is significantly reduced.  
  • Maintain good hand hygiene and use the cleaning stations available.  
  • Only sit in spaces marked with green stickers and do not move furniture. 
  • Take all possessions with you when you leave.  
  • Do not exceed the stated capacity of study rooms or other areas. 

Please note, some people, including those with health conditions, are exempt from wearing face coverings. Please be aware of the Scottish Government advice on this, and the UofG guidance for staying safe on campus. 


First published: 5 November 2020

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