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Study Spaces

There are a wide range of study spaces and additional areas on campus for you to learn and study. 

Following the additional restrictions announced on 14 October 2020, all of the facilities outlined below will remain open with strict social distancing and safety measures applied.

The University will keep the availability of all of these services and facilities under constant review. 

Browse below to find out more. 

Please find below a map of current study space locations available on campus:

Locations on campus showing study spaces available

View the map as a PDF

McClay Library & Libraries at Queen's

McClay library

The most common study space on campus includes the libraries at Queen's. The McClay Library is situated behind the Lanyon Building, next to the entrance to Botanic Gardens. 

Please note that if you are using the Library to attend online classes, you can use any of the Student Computing Areas to tune in virtually. Please bring headphones/earphones to listen to the class. 

For more information about locations of the libraries at Queen's, please click here.

Queen's Students' Union - Elmwood

Students should email to confirm availability of the spaces as currently the SU Room booking system via QOL only permits Clubs and Societies committee members to book rooms.

Alternatively, students can call into SU Reception to check on space on available.

There is a maximum capacity for each room/space

  • Clubroom 2 = 2 people
  • Clubroom 3 = 4 people
  • Clubroom 4 = 6 people
  • Lounge = 20 + 6 (Kitchen area) people

As well as confirming with SU Reception students should scan the QR code displayed in each room/area  and complete relevant form for time spent in each space for each study period to ensure we have accurate track and trace records.

All areas being used should be cleaned before and after use by each student – cleaning kits are in available in each room/space.

Collage of four study spaces in QUBSU Elmwood which are available for study

Peter Froggatt Centre - Foyer

PFC Foyer

Maths & Physics Teaching Building - Foyer

Images of the ground floor of the Maths and physics teaching foyer

Junction & Breakout Area, Main Site Tower

Rooms 0G/009 and 0G/010 behind Junction are also available

Junction & Breakout Area, Main Site Tower


 Catholic Chaplaincy - Elmwood Avenue

Whitla Medical Building - Foyer

Whitla Medical Building Foyer


 David Keir Building - Student HubDKB Collage

Ashby Student Hub Breakout Area

Ashby Student Hub Breakout