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.

The list below will be updated as new spaces are opened. 

Page last updated on: 16 October 2020


Central campus

Informal learning space

Days available

Times available

Bookable or drop in

Access

Capacity

Chancellors Informal Learning Space - individual or ‘bubble’ learning of up to 6 people – Refectory, Bistro and Click and Collect order ahead available 

Monday to Friday 

08:00 to 22:00

Drop in

Open access 

Up to 60, plus outdoor space

Denise Coates Foundation Building - individual or ‘bubble’ learning of up to 6 people – SIH Café and Click and Collect order ahead available 

Monday to Friday 

08:00 to 18:00

Drop in

Open access

Up to 32

Library, main campus

Individual study rooms and PC desks for silent study.

Please note there are no group study facilities.

Every day 

Mon-Fri: 09:00 to 14:00 and 14:30 to 19:30 

Sat-Sun: 09:00 – 16:30

Book a slot here

Please note that you must have a pre-booked slot before you come to the Library.

Keele card

Up to 70

KeeleSU

Individual or 'bubble' learning of up to 6 people; the ground floor is the most suitable area for informal study, though you may also use other areas of the building for this if you wish. SU food Click and Collect order ahead available. 

Every day

Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:00

Sat-Sun: 12:00-17:00

Please note that the building is open 17:00-22:00 every day, but might not be suitable for informal study in the evenings due to Covid-secure events in the building.

Drop in

Keele Card

Up to 60 on ground floor, plus 100 tables in social areas of the building (where food and drink can be ordered as well).

Accommodation Halls of Residence

Informal learning space

Days available

Times available

Bookable or drop in

Access

Capacity 

From Monday 12th October: Lindsay Café Bar – Converted to a learning space this year for 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

24 individual users, or up to 60 in bubbles

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 

 

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