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Information on Booking a Study Space in the library

Albert Sloman Library Colchester

Students and staff of the university no longer need to book a study space if you wish to study or browse in the library. You can visit as often as you need to and stay for as long as you like.

However we do offer bookable Group Study Rooms and Individual Study Pods for those times when you need to be on a Zoom call or prefer to be in your own space. You can book these spaces here:  

Group Study Rooms are available on floors 2 - 5 and are suitable for an individual or a group of up to 12 people. Individual Study Pods, suitable for 1 person, are located in the ground floor Large Reading Room and on the 2nd floor. 

When you visit us during our opening hours, a member of library staff will greet you at the entrance. You will be asked to continue to wear a face covering whilst in the library and use our 'Quick Check In' service for track and trace purposes. 

You can borrow a laptop from our Laptop Loans service on the ground floor Library Reading Room for use in your study room or pod.

Please remember to keep personal belongings with you at all times and do not leave belongings unattended at study spaces.



You no longer need to book a study space to study in the library. Just use our quick check in service to print, study, or browse the shelves during normal opening hours.

All spaces are for individual quiet study. 


You no longer need to book to use the Learning Hub. Access to the Learning Hub is 24/7 via the Out of hours access door. You will need your student card to enter. There are a number of spaces available including study pods and spaces with and without PCs. We also have individual rooms where you can use Macs. You can also borrow a laptop from our Laptop Loans kiosk to use in the Learning Hub, Gateway Building or Clifftown from our kiosk which is also located on the second Floor.