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Photograph of four people sat around a large black table in a plain white walled room. In teh background the open wooden door can be seen. On the table are piles of books, a closed laptop computer and an open laptop computer with an website loaded on the screen. The group of people are in a discussion.
Group study room, Photo: Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

We have one group study room and two assistive study rooms available in the library. Study rooms can only be booked by members of the library. 

Group study room

The group study room is there if you want to work collaboratively with a small group of three to eight people. Although non-members signed in as day visitors can attend sessions in the group study room, they must be accompanied by the member of the library who booked the session.     

Room facilities:   

  • a large desk for up to eight people   
  • a network computer and audio-visual equipment for screen projection and video.     

You can also bring collection items from the library shelves into the room with you.   

Assistive study room 

We have two smaller study rooms available for library members who require accessibility equipment or wish to work with a friend or support worker. Equipment includes screen-reading software, Dictaphones and other read-aloud assistive equipment. You might also like to check our other accessibility services and facilities.    

Room facilities:   

  • a network computer with accessibility software   
  • a height-adjustable table (available in Study Room 1)  
  • space for an accompanying colleague/friend/carer.   

You can also bring collection items from the library shelves into the room with you.   

How to book a study room

Contact the library to book a study room or ask a member of staff for more information. And please let us know if you need to cancel a booking. 

Library members can book the study rooms in half-day slots. Study rooms can be booked during library opening hours and will need to be vacated five minutes before the library closes. 

Guidance on the use of study rooms  

  • While in the library visitors are expected to comply with our conditions of use and computer use policy.   
  • Please be aware that library staff and security may access the room at any time.   
  • At the end of your session, please leave the room in the condition you found it in.   
  • If you want a space that’s not related to studying and researching our collections, take a look at our Venue hire information to see the variety of meeting rooms available for hire at Wellcome Collection. 

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