Study space bookings

To save time finding somewhere to study in the Library, UNSW students can book a study space at Main Library and Law Library.

Book a study space

What spaces are available to book?

The Library offers a variety of study spaces to suit individual student study needs:

  • Individual desks
  • Individual desks with computers
  • Media booths (viewing of DVD and multimedia from Library collection)
  • Study rooms, booths or pods
  • Postgraduate desks (postgraduate students only)
  • Postgraduate desks with computers (postgraduate students only)
  • Spaces at Main Library Level 7 are dedicated for silent study
  • Locate our spaces and facilities on the building maps with the mobile directory for Main Library and Law Library

How does it work?

  • Find and book a space that suits your study needs - if a space is free you can also book it on the spot using the QR code.
    • Check individual room details when booking for current capacity, conditions, equipment availability and specific furniture e.g. some rooms contain high furniture.
    • Bookings can be made for up to 4 hours (minimum 30 mins).
  • Total bookings can be made up to a maximum of 4 hours per day for media booths, study rooms, study booths and study pods.
  • At the Library, follow the signage to find your study space.
  • If you find someone occupying your booked study space, show them the confirmation email.
    • The desk availability display at Law Library does not indicate which desks are booked.
  • During Library staffed hours, if you find any problems with the space or require further assistance please contact us or UNSW Security outside staffed times.

Terms and conditions of use

  • Bookings are forfeited if you do not take possession within 15 minutes of booking start time.
  • Bookings can be made up to two weeks in advance.
  • If you no longer require your booking, please cancel your booking prior to reserved time and allow someone else to book the study space.
  • Once a booking has been made, an email confirmation will be sent to your UNSW account. Please retain this.
    • If you find someone at your reserved space, please show them your confirmation email as proof of booking.
    • You can cancel your booking prior to the reserved time via the link in the email.
  • Library spaces must be left safe, neat and tidy.
    • Personal belongings left unattended will be removed and taken to lost property.
    • Check your belongings and power cables do not obstruct the corridors.
  • UNSW Library may contact you via your UNSW email address to discuss your feedback on the book a study space service.
  • Library study spaces are for the use of UNSW students for learning and research activities only.
  • Reserving a room for any other activity should be discussed with Library staff in the first instance. It is strictly prohibited to use the rooms for commercial purposes.
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