Leeds University Library

Room booking

Students using a group study room in the Laidlaw Library

How to book a room

Before you book a room for the first time you need to activate your Library account. All you need to do is visit any Library and swipe your student card through a turnstile.

Sign in to the room booking system using your University username and password.

Book a room and you will be emailed a PIN. You need this to access the room.

Don't forget to check-in to your room

To check-in, scan your student card and enter the PIN you were emailed. Your booking is now secure and the box will go from amber to red.

You need to check-in to the room within 10 minutes of the start time. If you don't, your booking will expire and the box will show green. The room is then available for other groups to book, even if you are in the room.

Group booths and rooms

For all students

The Laidlaw Library has ten group booths and eight group rooms. The Edward Boyle Library has two group booths.

Students registered at the University of Leeds can book these rooms. They are for groups of three or more people only. You cannot book them for individual use.

Rooms are available for 30 minutes per session. You may book a maximum of four sessions (2 hours) per day.

Last booking time is one hour before closing.

These group booths and rooms are all equipped with AirMedia. Up to four devices can be wirelessly connected to the large screen.

For postgraduate students only

There are eight research group rooms for postgraduate students in the Edward Boyle Library. Rooms are available for 1 hour per session. Postgraduate students may book a maximum of two sessions (2 hours) per day, ten bookings per week (up to 20 hours).
They are for groups of three or more people only. You cannot book them for individual use.

Individual study rooms for postgraduates

There are 12 individual research study rooms on Level 13 of the Edward Boyle Library. Rooms are available for 1 hour per session. Postgraduate students may book a maximum of four sessions (4 hours) per day, ten bookings per week (up to 40 hours).

Accessible study rooms

There are five accessible student study rooms with assistive technology in the Laidlaw Library and three in the Edward Boyle Library. The rooms are available to students who have a completed Assessment of Needs resulting in longer library loans.
Rooms are available for 30 minutes per session. You may book a maximum of four sessions (2 hours) per day.