Study Spaces

Silent study areas are located on Levels 3 and 4. There is a laptop-free area at the far end of Level 4.


For group work, there is a Group study area with open, unreserved space and bookable pods on Level 1.

There are 3 bookable Group study pods which are accessible to Birkbeck students only:

  • The Library Group Study Pod 1 seats 4 with a display screen
  • The Library Group Study Pod 2 seats 4 with a display screen
  • The Library Group Study Pod 3 seats 8 with a display screen

Click here to book a pod or use:

The pods can be booked in half hour slots. You can book up to a maximum of two hours per day, and seven hours per week. You can book up to 4 weeks in advance. Please remember to cancel your booking if you no longer need it.

The pods are available to book during the library’s opening hours. On a normal term-time day that means the first booking is 8.30am and the last booking is 10.30pm.

If a pod is not booked, you are free to use it. However users with bookings always have priority. Please vacate the pod promptly when other users’ bookings are beginning.

If you wish to use the display screens, you may borrow display port, HDMI or VGA cables from the Issue Desk on the ground floor.


The Accessibility Centre is on Level 1 and is a quiet study area.


Birkbeck Library is generally quiet and you must turn your mobile phone to silent before coming in. There is a Phone Zone on Level 1.


You should not eat food in the library. All drinks (except for alcoholic ones) are allowed.