Study Space Finder

Welcome to Newcastle University’s Study Space Finder. With a range of spaces for your use across our campus, this resource is intended to provide information on spaces to suit your needs. This includes information about:

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

Please be aware of closing times and to make sure you are able to save your work, please ensure you are prepared to leave 15 minutes before closing.

Covid19

When using study spaces, 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.

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.

Find a PC

To help you see the availability of PCs in each of our study spaces, please check our PC Finder. This is a live update.

OHSS Fire Evacuation

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

Study Spaces Available

Please see available study spaces below, this list starts with our three main library spaces, all remaining study spaces follow in alphabetical order.

BuildingRoomPC or Laptop SpacesOpening HoursCapacityAccessibility
Philip Robinson LibraryLevel 1 & Level 2PC & Laptop24 hours 7 days a week450Access by Student Smartcard
Latest information available: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/library
Marjorie Robinson LibraryMarjorie Robinson LibraryPC & Laptop8:30am-Midnight
7 days a week
250Access by Student Smartcard
Latest information available: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/library
Walton Library Walton Library Learning SpacePC & Laptop8:30am-10pm M-F
10am-10pm Sa-Su
140Access by Student Smartcard
Latest information available: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/library
ArmstrongCluster 2.96PC8am-6pm M-F23Open Access – not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Click here for availability or download the Newcastle University App
ArmstrongStudent Common Room 2.134 PCs & 12 Laptops8am-6pm M-F35Currently available to both HCA & SACS students
BedsonSide ClusterPC8am-5pm
M-F
51Open Access – not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Click here for availability or download the Newcastle
BedsonCluster 2.40PC8am-5pm
M-F
40Open Access – not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Click here for availability or download the Newcastle
BedsonChart Cluster 3.30PC8am-5pm
M-F
14Open Access – not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Click here for availability or download the Newcastle University App
BedsonGlobe Cluster 2.40PC8am-5pm
M-F
20Open Access – not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Click here for availability or download the Newcastle University App
Cookson Building, Medical SchoolThe Fell ClusterPC24 hours91Access via Student Smart Card
Cookson Building, Medical SchoolThe Pool ClusterPC8am-6pm
M-F
70Access via Student Smart Card
The Cookson Building, Medical School (fifth floor)The Linn ClusterPC8am-6pm M-F20Access via Student Smart Card
The Cookson Building, Medical School (fifth floor)The Dene ClusterPC8am-6pm M-F30Access via Student Smart Card
Culture LabCluster G.0816 PCs9am-5pm M-F16Specialist facilities for use by MCH film and media students via SACS booking system only
Culture LabSocial Learning Space 1.028 PCs9am-5pm M-F8Specialist facilities for use by MCH film and media students via SACS booking system only
Dame Margaret Barbour (Park View)Cluster 1.21PC8am-6pm M-F124Open Access – not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Click here for availability or download the Newcastle University App
Dame Margaret Barbour (Park View)Social Learning Spaces (2nd Floors)Laptop8am-6pm
M-F
78Open Access – not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Click here for availability or download the Newcastle University App
Frederick Douglass CentreG77 Reading Room (Ground Floor)PC & Laptop9am-6pm
7 days wk
14Access via Student Smart Card
Frederick Douglass CentreG76 Reading Room (Level One)5 PCs
5 Laptops
9am-6pm
7 days wk
10Access via Student Smart Card
Frederick Douglass Centre1.13 Social Study Space 24 PCs & 38 Laptops 9am-6pm
7 days wk
62Access via Student Smart Card
Frederick Douglass Centre1.14 & 1.15 Group StudyLaptop9am-6pm
7 days wk
8Access via Student Smart Card
Frederick Douglass Centre2.13 Social Study Space18 PCs & 50 Laptops9am-6pm
7 days wk
68Access via Student Smart Card
Frederick Douglass Centre2.12 Group StudyLaptop9am-6pm
7 days wk
8Access via Student Smart Card
Hadrian BuildingStudent CentralPC8am-10pm
7 days wk
23Open Access – not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Click here for availability or download the Newcastle University App
Henry DayshSocial Learning Space (Lower Ground)Laptop8am-6pm M-F80Available whilst building is open
Henry DayshSocial Learning Space (Ground Floor)Laptop8am-6pm M-F100Available whilst building is open
Henry DayshSocial Learning Space (Level One)Laptop8am-6pm M-F35Available whilst building is open
Henry DayshComputer Cluster 1.14 (Level One)PC8am-6pm M-F52Open Access – not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Click here for availability or download the Newcastle University App
Henry DayshComputer Cluster 1.12 (Level One)PC8am-6pm M-F24Open Access – not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Click here for availability or download the Newcastle University App
Henry DayshLevel 2 GPS Social Study Space18 Laptops & 2 PCs8am-6pm M-F20Available for GPS students
Henry DayshLevel 3 GPS Social Study SpaceLaptop 8am-6pm M-F100Available for GPS students
Henry DayshLevel 4 GPS Social Study SpaceLaptop8am-6pm M-F100Available for GPS students
Henry DayshLevel 5 APL Social Study SpaceLaptop8am-6pm M-F50Available for APL students
HerschelServiced Cluster 1.01Check Newcastle University AppCheck Newcastle University App172Open Access – not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Click here for availability or download the Newcastle University App
King’s Gate (Level One)1.2624 Laptops10am-4pm
M-F
24Enquiries to Careers Service Reception (Level One)
King George IVThe Lawn Cluster 2.33PC8am-6pm MF31Open Access – not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Click here for availability or download the Newcastle University App
King George IVCluster 1.43PC8am-6pm M-F30ECLS Facility. Booked for teaching but can be used for ECLS students outside these times as PCs have specialist software
King George IVCluster 2.14PC8am-6pm M-F12Open access for ECLS students at present – used by Speech & Language students – and may be needed for teaching
King George IVCluster 2.63PC + study area8am-6pm M-F30Open access for ECLS students at present – Mainly used as a cluster & study area for ECLS students but can be booked for PC based teaching
Law LibraryPC ClusterPC8.30am-8pm M-F 10am-8pm Sa-Su24Access by Student Smartcard
Latest information available: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/library
Law LibraryGrey ClusterPC8.30am-8pm M-F 10am-8pm Sa-Su5Access by Student Smartcard
Latest information available: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/library
Medical School, Ground FloorGraduate Training Suite – Individual Study RoomsPC8am-6pm2Rooms are bookable via e-mail: Medpg-dev@ncl.ac.uk
Medical School, Ground FloorGraduate Training Suite4 PCs
10 Laptops
8am-6pm14Open to FMS Postgraduate students
Medical School, Ground FloorUndergraduate Common Room3 PCs
29 Laptops
8am-6pm32Open to all Undergraduate students
Merz Court (School of Engineering)C.111 (4.12)PC8am–6pm
M-F
Check with your local school office for availability and room capacity
Merz Court (School of Engineering)C.416 (8.18)PC8am–6pm
M-F
Check with your local school office for availability and room capacity
Merz Court (School of Engineering)C.419 (8.08)PC8am–6pm
M-F
Check with your local school office for availability and room capacity
Merz Court (School of Engineering)E1.13 (4.33)PC8am–6pm
M-F
Check with your local school office for availability and room capacity
Merz Court (School of Engineering)E4.01 (9.62)PC8am–6pm
M-F
Check with your local school office for availability and room capacity
Merz Court (School of Engineering)E4.21F (9.02F)PC8am–6pm
M-F
Check with your local school office for availability and room capacity
NUBSServiced Cluster 1.01PC8am-11pm M-F 7am-8pm Sa-Su60Available for NUBS students
NUBSPGT Study Space 2.01PC8am-11pm M-F 7am-8pm Sa-Su37Available for NUBS PGT students
NUBSServiced Cluster 3.03PC8am-11pm M-F 7am-8pm Sa-Su25Available for NUBS students
NUBSServiced Cluster 4.03PC8am-11pm M-F 7am-8pm Sa-Su26Required for teaching. Priority access required for students & staff who need access to Bloomberg terminals
NUBSStudent Hub 5.07Laptop8am-11pm M-F 7am-8pm Sa-Su8Available for all students
NUBSThe Base 5.08Quiet study space8am-11pm M-F 7am-8pm Sa-Su60Available for all students
NUSU Computer ClusterTop Floor, NUSU BuildingPC & Laptop10am–5pm
M-F
48Open Access – not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Click here for availability or download the Newcastle University App
Old LibraryComputer ClusterPC24 Hours103Open Access – not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Click here for availability or download the Newcastle University App
PercySocial Learning Space G.20Laptop8am-6pm M-F10Spaces within the circulation areas of the building
PercyPG Student Common Room B.13PC & Laptop8am-6pm M-FTBCAvailable for SELLL PGR and PGT students only
PercyUG Student Common Room 1.04PC8am-6pm M-F26Available for SELLL UG students only
Ridley 2Nereid ClusterPC9am-5pm
M-F
10Open Access – not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Click here for availability or download the Newcastle University App
Stephenson BuildingCluster 3.04BPC9am-5pm M-F30
Stephenson BuildingCluster 3.04CPC9am-5pm M-F124
The AgricultureGround Floor, Crop ClusterPC & Laptop8am–6pm
M-F
Open Access – not bookable in advance, available when not used for teaching. Click here for availability or download the Newcastle University App
USB (School of Computing)1.049PC8am–6pm
M-F
Check with your local school office for availability and room capacity
USB (School of Computing)2.004PC8am–6pm
M-F
Check with your local school office for availability and room capacity
USB (School of Computing)2.005PC8am–6pm
M-F
Check with your local school office for availability and room capacity
USB (School of Computing)2.006PC8am–6pm
M-F
Check with your local school office for availability and room capacity
USB (School of Computing)2.006aPC8am–6pm
M-F
Check with your local school office for availability and room capacity
USB (School of Computing)4.004PC8am–6pm
M-F
Check with your local school office for availability and room capacity