Book a study space

Book a study space

Bookable study spaces will soon be available on Level 3 of the library. This area is for silent individual study.

Please note:

  • If you decide to leave before the end of your booking we ask that you 'check out' so space can be made available to other users.
  • Bookings will be automatically cancelled in the event of non-attendance 30 minutes after the booking start time.

Unused bookings will be removed from the booking system and be made available for other students. If your booking is cancelled via the automatic cancellation process, you will be able to book another slot should you wish to.

What can I book?
  • All available seats are single study spaces with a PC
How do I use the booking system?
  • Click on the link above
  • Above the booking calendar select the required date for your booking
  • In the booking calendar available spaces will display as green. Click on the space(s) you would like to book
  • Once you have made your selections scroll to the bottom of the screen and click Submit Times 
  • A summary of your bookings will display. Check these are correct and click Change next to any booking you need to edit 
  • Enter your first name, last name and your email address. You must use your student or staff email address (ending @gcu.ac.uk, @caledonian.ac.uk or @gcal.ac.uk) 
  • Click Submit my Booking to confirm your reservations. You will receive an email confirmation of your booking. Please retain this as you will need to check in when you visit the library
What will happen when I arrive for my booking?
  • It is mandatory for all staff and students to wear a face covering whilst in the library unless they have a medical reason not to
  • All spaces are located on Level 3. If you need help in finding your study space please speak to a member of staff. There will also be floorplans at the entrance to the floor to help you locate your space 
  • When you arrive at your study space you should wipe down the desk and any IT equipment with antibacterial wipes. A supply of wipes will be available on each floor of the building
What is expected of me when I use the library?
  • We ask users to be respectful when using the library and to wear a mask at all times unless actively eating or drinking or you have a medical exemption
  • Please keep your study space clean and tidy. When vacating your space please clear any rubbish and ensure you take all personal belongings with you 
  • There is high demand for the limited space available so please leave promptly when your booking ends 
  • You must remember to bring your booking confirmation and face covering 
  • You can bring any study materials which you require. There will be access to  WiFi at each study space if you wish to use a laptop
How do I cancel a booking?

If for any reason you are unable to make use of your booked study space please cancel your reservation so that other users can make use of the space. 

To cancel a booking:

  • Click on the cancellation link in your confirmation email 
  • A list of all your bookings will be displayed. Use the Cancel Booking buttons to cancel one or more of your reservations. Use the Cancel All Bookings button to cancel all your reservations

If you cannot locate your confirmation email please contact the library to request cancellation of your reservation. 

If you repeatedly fail to attend your booking without cancelling you may be blocked from making further bookings.

Postgraduate study room

We have a postgraduate study room on Level 4 of the library. Access is controlled by your student card, this space is not bookable. To get access:

  • Come to the Library Desk on Level 0 and ask for a slip to take to the Security Office to have your card coded for the door
  • Show the staff at the desk your card and take the completed slip and your card over to the Security Office
  • Once your card has been coded, you will have access to the study room