Studying in the library – Bath Spa University

Studying in the library

There's a range of both walk-in and bookable study seats in the Library at Newton Park.

You can choose from locations within the Library bookhall with easy access to browse the book shelves, spaces with computers (PCs and Macs), or spaces with tables and power where you can use your own device.

To guarantee a study space in the Library, please book a seat using our booking system.

If you're looking for a comfortable place to read or just some quiet reflection, walk-in spaces include some more informal seating (armchairs, sofas and pods). 

Alternatively please speak to a member of the Library staff, via chat, email, or when you arrive at the Library.

Library study seats FAQs

What times can I book?

There are three booking slots a day during term time:

  • Morning: 8:15am to 12:30pm
  • Afternoon: 12:45pm to 5:00pm
  • Evening: 5:15pm to 9:45pm.

The Library is open seven days a week in semester, from 8am to 10pm. 


During vacation hours, there are two booking slots: 

  • Morning: 09:30 to 12:30
  • Afternoon: 13:30 to 16:30
How far in advance can I book a study seat?

Booking slots can be made up to two weeks in advance.

Can I just walk-in and study?


Walk-in spaces are available throughout the building, but spaces can also be booked in advance, or on the day.

Please ask at the Library reception desk for more information.

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