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Professional Support Staff: Booking Library Rooms

Booking Library Rooms

The Library is responsible for 9 Group Study Rooms.  Six are based in the Library Building and three are based on the 2nd Floor of the Main Building.  There are also two workshop rooms based on the 2nd Floor of the Library.  Each workshop room holds 36 people.

The rooms are primarily for University students and library staff but there are points in the academic year where these are more likely to be available for University staff to request.  Please see the information below:

Group Study Rooms


During term time, Group Study Rooms on the Ground and Second Floors of the Library and some on the Second Floor of the Main Building can be booked by all registered Aston University students.

The Library group study rooms are: L014, L017 or L018 (Ground Floor);  L207, L208, L209 (Second Floor).

The Main Building group study rooms are:  MB203, MB205, MB208 (MB Second Floor, East)

  • Each room has a maximum capacity.  Please check the room information when you book.
  • Slots are available between  Monday-Friday, 09:00-21:00
  • After 21:00, and at the weekends, these rooms are available for groups on a first-come, first-served basis
  • You can book online anytime during term, up to 1 day in advance, but bookable slots are only released 14 days in advance, to minimise cancellations
  • Your group can book a maximum of two, one hour slots per week
  • There is a presentation screen that can be used with a laptop in each of the Library rooms (except for L014 and MB205).  Please request a HDMI cable from Library Help Point and do ensure that you return it before you leave.
  • If you don't receive your email confirmation for your room booking email or check our help pages

Library Teaching Rooms

The Library has two teaching rooms that are heavily used by Library Staff throughout the year.  The rooms can be used separately or the dividing wall can be removed and rooms can be used together.

L215 and L216 both have

  • a front lecturn with a Master PC
  • 2 projector screens
  • 36 secured laptops connected to the server
  • Seating for 36 people

There is also flip chart paper, a display table and attendance monitoring facilities

During September - December, the teaching rooms are blocked booked by Library Staff to accommodate the information literacy sessions run for the students across the Schools in the University.  Please be advised that teaching continues up to May.

January - August it is possible that the L215 and L216 are available for use by other departments in the University.  To liaise with the Library about room bookings please contact Natalie Hawksworth