Study Areas.

There are three areas reserved for students or staff registered with the Disability & Dyslexia Service. These have height adjustable tables, orthopaedic chairs, printers, coloured printing paper, scanners and adjustable lighting:

Other study areas in the Library are the:

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Rooms for individual use.


Study Support Room.

You can book this room on the first floor of the Library, next to the Helpdesk. It is for people who use Dragon Naturally Speaking dictation software, or who work with assistants. You can book the room for 2 hours per day.

Contact us at  to have your Birkbeck ID card activated so that you can swipe to open the door of the Study Support Room after you have booked it. If your card is not yet activated, a member of staff can open the door for you.

Click here to book the Study Support Room.


Assistive Technology Booth (G17).

You can book this room on the ground floor of the Malet Street main building next to the Disability Office. It is managed by IT Services. You can book the room for 2 hours per day. 

Contact IT Services if you have any queries about the use of the room.

Click here to book the Assistive Technology Booth.

Shared rooms.


Accessibility Centre.

Birkbeck Library Accessibility CentreThis is a study space with 10 computers on the first floor of the Library, near the photocopiers. It is reserved for students registered with the Disability & Dyslexia Service. Computers cannot be booked in advance. If you have any questions about our services we hold drop-in help sessions in term time on weekday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Accessibility Centre is a shared study space that aims to cater to the different needs of different students, so please be considerate of other users.

It is not a silent study area, but please keep noise to a minimum. No food or phone calls are allowed anywhere in the Library. 


Group Study Space.

Birkbeck Library group study area photo.This is not reserved specifically for students with disabilities or dyslexia, but the ground floor has a range of seating and is an accessible, open space suitable for group work. There are no computers here, but there are 3 bookable study pods and you can attach your laptops to display screens. Group Study Pod 2 has a height adjustable table. 

Click here to book a study pod.


Silent Study Area.

There are 2 computers reserved for students registered with Disability & Dyslexia Support in the silent study area on Level 3 of the Library. These are on a first come, first served basis.

Level 4 is also a silent study area with a laptop-free zone.

Click here to request reading material.     Click here to convert a PDF to text.      Click here to book a room.      Click here to meet a member of staff.