Find study space

  • Architecture, Building and Planning

    PlansSpace TypesComputersAfter Hours Zone
    • Individual Study - available on both the ground level and the basement level consisting of armchairs with laptop tables or seating at desks.
    • Quiet Study - in the basement level and ground floor.
    • Group Study -  Four bookable project rooms in the basement and open study space on the ground floor
    • More information
    • Can be reserved for up to 3hrs via  BookIT
    • Basement and Ground floor
    • Coming soon

  • Baillieu

    The largest of the Parkville campus libraries, spread across five levels and located on Professor's Walk opposite the South Lawn.

    Floor PlansStudy Space TypesComputersAfter Hours Zone

    Plans still to come

    • Individual Study - available on all floors consisting of armchairs with laptop tables, carrels, booths or seating at desks and benches.
    • Quiet Study - located on Levels 1 - 3.
    • Group Study - Bookable project rooms and booths on the ground floor and open study space on the ground floor and basement.
    • Post Graduate Study space - Level 1 - Swipe access
    • More information
    • Ground floor only - 7 am to 1 am
    • Swipe access via Student/Staff Card.

  • Brownless Biomedical

    Housing the life science and medical collections (Bld 182 Brownless Biomedical) as well as the Medical History Museum and is located between the Medical building and the Baillieu Library.

    Floor PlansStudy Space TypesComputersAfter Hours Zone
    • Basement
    • Ground
    • First
    • Second

    Plans still to come

    • Individual Study - available on all floors consisting of armchairs with laptop tables, carrels, booths or seating at desks and benches.
    • Quiet Study - located on Levels 1 - 2.
    • Group Study - Bookable project rooms and booths on the ground floor and open study space on the ground floor.
    • Post Grad Study Space - Level 2 swipe access only
    • More information
    • Can be reserved for 3hrs via  BookIT
    • Ground Floor
    • Ground floor only - 7 am to 1 am
    • Swipe access via Student/Staff Card.

  • Burnley

    The Burnley Library (Bld 914) serves students of horticulture and research students and staff from the School of Ecosystem and Forest Science.

    Floor Plans Study Space TypesComputers After Hours Zone
    • Ground

    Plans still to come

    • Individual Study - seating at desks and arm chairs.
    • Quiet Study -
    • Group Study - 1 Project Room via BOOK IT
    • More information
    • Nine Computers
    • Zoom Room

  • Eastern Resource Centre

    The Eastern Resource Centre (ERC) supports the Faculty of Science and The Melbourne School of Engineering and houses the East Asian  and Maps Collections.

    Floor PlansStudy Space TypesComputersAfter Hours Zone
    • First
    • Second
    • Third
    • Fourth
    • Fifth

    Plans still to come

    • Individual Study - available on all floors consisting of armchairs with laptop tables, carrels, booths or seating at desks and benches.
    • Quiet Study - located on Levels 4 - 5.
    • Group Study - Bookable project rooms on Levels 1, 2 and 5 as well as open study space on Levels 1 - 3.
    • More information
    • Level 1 only - 7 am to 1 am
    • Swipe access via Student/Staff Card.

  • Giblin Eunson

    Home to the Business & Economics and Education collections and located in the FBE building (Bld 105) across three levels.

    Floor PlansStudy Space TypesComputersAfter Hours Zone
    • Ground Floor
    • Upper Ground
    • First

    Plans are still to come

    • Individual Study - available on all floors consisting of armchairs with laptop tables, booths or seating at desks and benches.
    • Quiet Study - located on all levels
    • Group Study - Bookable project rooms on all floors as well as open study space
    • Post Grad Study Space - Upper ground - Swipe access.
    • More information
    • Can be reserved for up to 3hrs via  BookIT
    • All levels
    • Student IT at Service Desk ground floor
    • Ground and Upper Ground South only - 7 am to 1 am
    • Swipe access via Student/Staff Card.

  • Law

    Housed with the Law Building (Bld 106) on Pelham St across three levels.

    Floor PlansStudy Space TypesComputersAfter Hours Zone
    • Third
    • Fourth
    • Fifth

    Plans still to come

    • Individual Study - available on all floors consisting of armchairs with laptop tables, carrels, booths or seating at desks and benches.
    • Quiet Study - located on Levels 4 - 5.
    • Group Study - Bookable project rooms and booths on all floors but Level 4 rooms are restricted to Melbourne Law School Students.
    • Melbourne Law School Only Study Space - Level 3 - Swipe access
    • More information
    • Can be reserved for 3hrs via  BookIT
    • Levels 4 & 5.

  • Southbank

    The Southbank campus library is located in the Hub Building (Bld 863) and occupies two levels

    Floor PlansStudy Space TypesComputersAfter Hours Zone
    • Ground Floor
    • First Floor

    Plans still to come

    • Individual Study - available on all floors consisting of armchairs with laptop tables, tiered seating or seating at desks and benches.
    • Quiet Study - located on both levels
    • Group Study - Bookable project rooms on the first floor and open study space on the ground and first floor.
    • More information
    • Can be reserved for up to 3hrs via  BookIT
    • All levels

  • Werribee

    The newly built Veterinary Science Library is housed in building 418.

    Floor PlansStudy Space TypesComputersAfter Hours Zone
    • Ground

    Plan to come

    • Individual Study - available on all floors consisting of armchairs with laptop tables, carrels, or seating at desks and benches.
    • Group Study - Bookable project rooms
    • More information
    • Can be reserved for 3hrs via  BookIT
    • All levels
    • Swipe access via Student/Staff Card for Werribee campus students and staff only.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I find out the availability of study space on campus?

    • Each Parkville library has a digital sign located at the main entrance, and it will indicate how busy each floor is for that library and how busy each of the other libraries are on campus.
    • Bookmark https://library.unimelb.edu.au/services/find-a-seat to view overall library occupation for each branch from home or on the tram.

    How does it work?

    • The sensors work by employing proprietary algorithms to analyse 3 dimensional maps of the entrance to each space in real time. Shape movements are extracted from the maps that match defined criteria to determine how many people enter and exit the space each minute.All of the 3D processing and analysis is done within the sensor itself and the  technology is anonymous. No identifying information is stored or transmitted from the sensor.
    • The sensors indicate the number of people on that level, not how many seats are physically available.

    How up to date is the availability information

    • The data updates every 10 seconds

    Is it 100% accurate?

    • No, it is not, especially as the system counts people entering and exiting the floor not seats. There will be people looking for books in the stacks or visiting the bathroom and staff members working in the building included in the count, who will not be using seats.

Branches

SUMMER AFTER HOURS ZONES

  • Parkville - Baillieu
  • Southbank

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