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Library-Managed Study Space Bookings (20 July 2020 – 11 September 2020)

A number of Library-managed study desks in different locations on the Mile End Campus are now available to book. Please see full post for Information for Students [V6 3.8.20]


What facilities are available?

Current locations are summarised below – you can find them by looking at the Campus Map

Toilet facilities are open in each location, and there is access to networked printers (MFDs) in some locations.

Please note that the Mile End Library is providing a limited onsite service at the moment, comprising bookable study space on the ground floor (silent study only) and a pre-arranged click and collect service for borrowing library books which are not available online. You can find more on our web pages at: 

Location Desks with fixed PCs

  • Mile End Library Ground Floor 27 (Opening Hours 10.00 – 22.00, Mon-Sat)
  • Canalside 3 (Opening Hours 10.00 – 22.00, Mon-Sat)
  • The Hive 24 (Opening Hours 10.00 – 18.00, Mon-Fri)
  • Graduate Centre Floor 7 – Postgraduate Reading Room 0 (Opening Hours 10.00 – 18.00, Mon-Fri)

Location Desks with power only

  • Mile End Library Ground Floor 38 (Opening Hours 10.00 – 22.00, Mon-Sat)
  • Canalside 7 (Opening Hours 10.00 – 22.00, Mon-Sat)
  • The Hive 7 (Opening Hours 10.00 – 18.00, Mon-Fri)
  • Graduate Centre Floor 7 – Postgraduate Reading Room 9 (Opening Hours 10.00 – 18.00, Mon-Fri)

Are the facilities safe to use?

Risk Assessments for all study spaces have been carried out. Enhanced hygiene measures have been put in place and social distancing at 2m applies. We expect all service users to behave responsibly, and in line with the Queen Mary Code of Student Discipline.

Who can use this study space?

In order to make the Mile End campus Covid-Secure, all students must pre-book before visiting the campus. You must be currently enrolled on a course of study at Queen Mary, and have a valid university ID card. Since study facilities on campus are still limited, please only request to use this space if you do not have suitable facilities at home.

How can I make a booking?

You can make bookings directly at 

Are there any other study spaces available?

Yes, a number of desks in IT labs at Mile End, Whitechapel and West Smithfield are now available to book through the same system. Please go to to see the locations. Limited specialist facilities may also be available within your School – they will be in touch with you directly if this is the case.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to agree to a set of Terms and Conditions at the time of booking, which are necessary to keep you and the other students using the study space safe. There are limits on the length of time and number of slots that you can book per week, to help us provide this service to all who need it.



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