Female University of Portsmouth student studying with friends

Where to study on campus

Explore the many spots around campus where you can study in peace

There are plenty of places across our campus where you can take your books and concentrate on your studies.

From the University library to one of our many learning spaces, find out more about where to go when you need to concentrate on an assignment.

Groups of students studying in the library

University Library

The University Library is a central space for study, research and support. There are meeting pods, tables across the floors for solo work, and plenty of open access computers.

There is currently a booking system in operation in the Library for study spaces.

3rd Space venue at University of Portsmouth's Students' Union

Students' Union

Our Students' Union building Third Space – a casual, open plan area that's perfect for a spot of relaxed studying.

You can grab a coffee from a nearby University cafe first, or just turn up, connect to the WiFi and get on with your work.

Campus cafes 

In line with government guidance on the national lockdown, University cafes are only be offering takeaway food and drink, with no seating available inside.

Park, Portland, Eldon and Cafe Coco close on 11 December and will reopen on 4 January.

The Hub and University Learning Centre are remaining open on the week of 14-18 December, and will be open from 8.30am to 2.30pm. Both will close at 12.30pm on Friday 18 December and reopen again on Monday 4 Jan.

St George's Coffee Shop, Pitstop at the Student Centre and 901 Internet Cafe will remain closed.

Social learning spaces on campus

As well as these, there are lots of spots across campus buildings where you can sit and work:

Building Location Capacity
Buckingham Building Ground floor 2
  Floor 01 24
  Floor 02 22
Eldon Building Ground floor atrium 24
  Second floor South 28
Future Technology Centre Floor 01 30
  Floor 02 14
King Henry Building Ground floor 22
  1.05 17
Lion Gate Building Maths Cafe 40
  Reception area 2
Milldam Building LA block 2nd floor 10
  LC block reception 3
  LC block 1st floor outside of lifts 2
  LC block 1st floor outside of lifts 5
  LC block 3rd floor outside of lifts 5
  LC block 3rd floor 1
Nuffield Building Chaplaincy 12
  Reception 4
Park Building Building Basement 0.14, 0.15 and 0.17 15
  Learning Resource Centre 30
Portland Building Atrium 28
  1.28 13
  Floor 2 balcony 8
Richmond Building Ground Floor 20
  Atrium 1st floor 15
  Atrium 2nd floor 15
St Michael's Building New wing floor 01 outside lifts 5
  New wing floor 02 outside lifts 3
  New wing floor 04 outside lifts 3
  New wing floor 05 outside lifts 3
St Paul's Sports Building Reception 9
Student Centre Building Waterhole Bar area 37
  Ground floor coffee shop 13
  1st floor Third Space 97
University Learning Centre Building 1.28 4
White Swan Building Floor 03 outside rooms 5

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