Leeds University Library

Study spaces


Silent study

Silent study areas are provided in all main campus libraries, and there should be no talking or other noise in these areas. The use of mobile phones, other than for silent texting, is not allowed.

These areas are marked in blue on the Library floorplans.

No eating, phones or talking


Group study areas

Group study areas are available for discussion and collaboration and provided in all main campus libraries.

These are marked in orange on the Library floorplans.

The need for quiet should be respected in all other areas. Phones can be used in the Phone Zones but must be set to silent elsewhere.

There are bookable group rooms and booths available in the Laidlaw and Edward Boyle libraries. These group booths and rooms are all equipped with AirMedia, allowing you to wirelessly connect up to 4 devices to the large screen.

Group study area


Food and drink area

A "no food" and "only bottled water" policy operates throughout all campus libraries to avoid mess, damage to Library resources, and offence to others.

In the Brotherton Library, customers with food and drink should use Parkinson Court.

In the Health Sciences Library, customers with food and drink should use Worsley Café 7.

The Laidlaw Library and Edward Boyle Library have cafes situated just outside the library entrance gates.

Eating, phones, talking allowed