Study Space Finder

This page provides information about study spaces across campus, including:

  • Whether it has PC or Laptop Spaces, or both
  • Opening hours
  • Room capacity
  • Accessibility details
  • A feedback form to enable you to comment on the availability of study spaces, and this resource

Covid19

Please be aware of adhering to guidance relating to Covid19, such as when you are required to wear a face covering. Please also ensure that you adhere to social distancing guidelines, please don’t move furniture, and it is vital that you do not exceed the room capacities in any of our spaces. Most rooms contain guidance.

To adhere to UK Government COVID19 regulations, and to avoid students and staff moving around the campus unnecessarily, this resource includes study spaces available to all students (e.g. libraries and computer clusters) and spaces which are for students in each of our faculties (e.g. common rooms). Faculty spaces tend to be available to students based in the respective schools and access is often controlled locally via school offices. Please therefore check the availability of these spaces in advance via your school office, and for teaching clusters on the Newcastle University App.

The numbers of study spaces on this page are correct as of the start of timetabled teaching on 19 October 2020, but they may change in light of Government guidance, and also as new spaces open.

Download our apps

Make sure you download the University's Safezone App, for emergencies such as providing first aid should you, or another student, need support. For information on where to find Study and Social Spaces, including information on teaching clusters and when these are available for private study, download the Newcastle University App.

OHSS Fire Evacuation

Please note that only ground floor spaces are suitable for students with PEEPS (Personal Evacuation Plans).

Study Spaces

Spaces for all students

BuildingRoom(s)PC or Laptop SpacesOpening HoursCapacityAccessibility
Marjorie Robinson LibraryMarjorie Robinson LibraryPC and Laptop10am-4pm
M-F
268Must be booked in advance
Philip Robinson LibraryPhilip Robinson LibraryPC and Laptop8:30am-10pm627Must be booked in advance
Walton Library Computer ClustersDene, Glenn and LinnPC8:30am-10pm
M-F
44Must be booked in advance - available when not used for teaching
Walton Library Learning SpaceWalton Library Learning SpacePC and Laptop8:30am-10pm
M-F
10am-10pm
Sa-Su
131Must be booked in advance
Old LibraryComputer ClusterPCCheck Newcastle University App35Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
NUSU Computer ClusterTop Floor, NUSU BuildingPC and Laptop9am-5pm
M-F
48Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
Frederick Douglas BuildingReading Room (G.77)PC and Laptop8am-6pm4Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
Hadrian BuildingStudent CentralPC9am-5pm
M-F
23Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
Hadrian BuildingLindisfarnePC8.30am-10pm
M-F
72Access via Student Smart Card, available from 26 October
Henry DayshSocial Learning Space (Basement)Laptop8am-6pm25Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
Henry DayshSocial Learning Space (Ground Floor)Laptop8am-6pm22Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
Henry DayshSocial Learning Space (Level One)Laptop8am-6pm25Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
BedsonSide Cluster (G.30)PC8am-5pm20Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
BedsonGlobe Cluster (2.40)PC8am-5pm20Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
BedsonChart Cluster (3.30)PC8am-5pm14Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
HerschelServiced Cluster (1.01)Check Newcastle University AppCheck Newcastle University App61Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
Urban Sciences Building (USB)Social Learning Spaces (Levels 1 to 3)Laptop8am-5.30pm57Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
Cookson Building, Medical SchoolThe Fell ClusterPC24 hours30Access via Student Smart Card
Cookson Building, Medical SchoolThe Pool ClusterPC9am-5pm
M-F
25Access via Student Smart Card
Ridley 2Nereid ClusterPC9am-5pm
M-F
10Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
King George IVThe Lawn Cluster (2.33)PC9am-5pm
M-F
31Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
ArmstrongCluster (2.96)PC9am-5pm
M-F
23Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
Dame Margaret Barbara (Park View)Social Learning Spaces (1st Floor)Laptop8am – 6pm76Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
Dame Margaret Barbara (Park View)Social Learning Spaces (2nd Floors)Laptop8am-6pm78Open Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability

Spaces in Faculty

In addition to the larger spaces available to all students, there are a number of spaces available in faculty. To help maintain social bubbles, these spaces are provided for students in our three faculties.

FMS

BuildingRoom(s)PC or Laptop SpacesOpening HoursCapacityAccessibility
Medical School, Ground FloorUndergraduate Common Room3 PCs
29 Laptops
8am-6pm32Open to all Undergraduate students
Medical School, Ground FloorGraduate Training Suite4 PCs
10 Laptops
8am-6pm14Open to FMS Postgraduate students
Medical School, Ground FloorGraduate Training Suite - Individual Study RoomsPC8am-6pm2Rooms are bookable via e-mail: Medpg-dev@ncl.ac.uk
Ridley 1, Floor 4 and 5Psychology Study SpacesPC9am-5pm5For Psychology students. Access managed by School Office 0191 208 6810
KGVI, Ground FloorPharmacy Postgraduate Study SpacesPC9am-5pm5For Pharmacy Students. Not bookable.

HaSS

BuildingRoom(s)PC or Laptop SpacesOpening HoursCapacityAccessibility
ArmstrongCluster (1.64)PCCheck Newcastle University AppOpen Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability
ArmstrongStudent Common Room (2.13)2 PCs
6 laptops
8am-5pm8Currently available to both HCA and SACS students - smart card access
Culture LabCluster (G.08)16 PCs9am-5pm16Specialist facilities for use by MCH film and media students via SACS booking system only
Culture LabSocial Learning Space (1.02)8 PCs9am-5pm8Specialist facilities for use by Music, MCH film and media students via SACS booking system only
King George VICluster (1.43)30 PCs9am-5pm9ECLS Facility. Booked for teaching but can be used by ECLS students outside these times as PCs have specialist software
King George VICluster (2.14)12 PCs9am-5pm5Open access for ECLS students at present - Used by Speech Language Students - and may be needed for teaching
King George VICluster (2.63)30 PCs plus study area8:30am-6:30pm6Open access for ECLS students at present - Mainly used as a cluster and study area for ECLS students but can be booked for PC based teaching
NUBSServiced Cluster (1.01)20 PCs8:30am-4pm20Available for NUBS students
NUBSPGT Study Space 2.0112 PCs8:30am-4pm12Available for NUBS PGT students
NUBSServiced Cluster (3.03)8 PCs8:30am-4pm8Available for NUBS students
NUBSServiced Cluster (4.03)9 PCs (Bloomberg Terminals)8:30am-4pm9Required for teaching. Priority access required for students and staff who need access to Bloomberg terminals.
NUBSStudent Hub 5.071 PC (Bloomberg Terminal)
8 Laptops
8:30am-4pm9Available for NUBS students
NUBSThe Base 5.0812 PCs (10 Bloomberg Terminals)8:30am-4pm12Available for NUBS students
PercyPG Student Common Room (B.13)Laptop, PCsCheck Newcastle University AppAvailable for SELLL PGR and PGT students
PercyUG Student Common Room (1.04)4 PCs
2 Laptops
Check Newcastle University App6Available for SELLL UG students
PercySocial Learning Space (G.20)TBCCheck Newcastle University AppCheck with your local school office for availability, opening hours and room capacity

SAgE

BuildingRoom(s)PC or Laptop SpacesAccessibility
Cassie (School of Engineering)2.3PCCheck with your local school office for availability, opening hours and room capacity
Cassie (School of Engineering)3.16PCCheck with your local school office for availability, opening hours and room capacity
Merz Court (School of Engineering)E1.13 (4.33)PCCheck with your local school office for availability, opening hours and room capacity
Merz Court (School of Engineering)E4.01 (9.62)PCCheck with your local school office for availability, opening hours and room capacity
Merz Court (School of Engineering)C.419 (8.08)PCCheck with your local school office for availability, opening hours and room capacity
Merz Court (School of Engineering)E4.21F (9.02F)PCCheck with your local school office for availability, opening hours and room capacity
Merz Court (School of Engineering)C.416 (8.18)PCCheck with your local school office for availability, opening hours and room capacity
Merz Court (School of Engineering)C.111 (4.12)PCCheck with your local school office for availability, opening hours and room capacity
USB (School of Computing)1.049PCCheck with your local school office for availability, opening hours and room capacity
USB (School of Computing)2.004PCCheck with your local school office for availability, opening hours and room capacity
USB (School of Computing)2.005PCCheck with your local school office for availability, opening hours and room capacity
USB (School of Computing)2.006PCCheck with your local school office for availability, opening hours and room capacity
USB (School of Computing)2.006aPCCheck with your local school office for availability, opening hours and room capacity
USB (School of Computing)4.004PCCheck with your local school office for availability, opening hours and room capacity
The Agriculture Ground Floor, Crop ClusterPC and LaptopOpen Access - not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Check the Newcastle University App for availability

Accessibility Queries

If you have accessibility queries about rooms listed on this website, please contact the ESS Help Desk.