Do I need to book a study space in the library?

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2022 Views: 69

All our libraries have open access study spaces (non-bookable) as well as bookable study spaces for those who need access to specialist study.

This will differ at each site but may include:

  • Individual study spaces – silent study areas where social distancing is required
  • Group study rooms
  • Macs/PCs
  • Height adjustable tables
  • Special collections viewing requests


  • You may only book for yourself, not book on someone else's behalf.
  • You must have your UAL ID with you at all times.


You do not need a booking to browse, or work in the library. To view reference closed access materials you will need to contact us 48 hours in advance with full details for each item from the library catalogue, or title, date, volume/issue for any periodical.


We are currently allowing limited visitor access to the libraries, archives and special collections. See our visitors page for information on how to book.