Informal learning spaces

Informal learning spaces are areas on campus where you can choose to study in your own time - some need booking in advance, but most don't. You are welcome to use these spaces for individual or 'bubble' learning of up to six people. They are seated areas with tables (some may have power sockets too), so bring all the things you need to study. Please follow the cleaning protocol before and after you have used a space; how you do this will be clearly signposted in the learning space, and sanitising kits are available.

Please follow the cleaning protocol before and after you have used a space; how you do this will be clearly signposted in the learning space, and sanitising kits are available.

Please note that the below spaces remain open during the national lockdown from January 2021.

Page last updated on: 16 March 2021

The below spaces are available during term-time.


Central campus

Informal learning space

Days available

Times available

Bookable or drop in

Access

Capacity

Chancellor's Informal Learning Space 

Individual or ‘bubble’ learning of up to 6 people

Monday to Friday 

08:00 to 22:00

Drop in

Open access 

Up to 60, plus outdoor space

Chancellor's Refectory 

Individual or ‘bubble’ learning of up to 6 people

Monday to Friday  08:00 to 22:00  Drop in Open access  

Denise Coates Foundation Building: Atrium area only

Individual or ‘bubble’ learning of up to 6 people 

Monday to Friday 

08:30 to 17:30

Drop in

Open access

Up to 32

Library, main campus

Individual study rooms for quiet study.

PC desks for individual study.

Study desks for silent study

Please note that all spaces are for individual study; there are no group study facilities.

Every day 

Desks with PCs, silent study desks, and study rooms: 

Mon-Fri: 09:00-14:00, 14:30-19:30

Sat-Sun: 09:00-16:30

Book a slot here

Please note that ​to be sure of a space, you need to pre-book before you come to the Library.

Printing is available as a drop-in.

Keele Card

Up to 102

Accommodation Halls of Residence

Informal learning space

Days available

Times available

Bookable or drop in

Access

Capacity 

Barnes Common Room – Informal space for individual or ‘bubble’ learning of up to 6 people – TV available 

Monday to Sunday 

08:00 to 22:00 

Drop in  

Keele card access for any student 

Up to 12 

Holly Cross Lounge – Small space for individual or ‘bubble’ learning of up to 6 people 

Monday to Sunday 

08:00 to 22:00 

Drop in 

Holly Cross residential students  

Up to 6 

Oaks A Entrance Area – 

individual or ‘bubble’ learning of up to 6 people 

Monday to Sunday 

08:00 to 22:00 

Drop in 

Keele card access for any student 

Up to 6 

Oaks B The Cross - 

individual or ‘bubble’ learning of up to 6 people – TV available 

Monday to Friday 

08:00 to 22:00 

Drop in 

Keele card access for any student 

Up to 12 

 

Lindsay Cafe Bar -

individual or ‘bubble’ learning of up to 6 people 

Every day

08:00 to 22:00

Drop in

Keele card access for any student 

24 individual users, or up to 60 in bubbles

Clinical Education Centre, Hospital campus

Clinical Education Centre IT Suite, Royal Stoke University Hospital site

Bookable PCs and desks for laptop use.

Monday to Friday 

9:00 to 17:00

These are bookable in two hour slots: 9am-11am, 11am-1pm 1pm-3pm; 3pm-5pm 

You can only book one slot per day.

Book a two hour slot by Email: services.cecreception@keele.ac.uk

Phone: 01782 679700 (8:30-15:30)

You will receive a confirmation email with a desk allocation. 

Please note that you must have an allocated slot before entering the building.

Keele Card (Medical students only)

Up to 31 PCs and 9 desks