Study spaces

Places for independent and group study, across the University.

There are lots of study spaces in Building 80

There are a variety of spaces across RMIT for independent study, relaxing or group collaboration.

Use this page to find the space that suits your needs; to find a building on campus, visit maps.

For details on other discipline-specific locations contact your school.


Independent study spaces

These study spaces have desks, power and Wifi and suit independent study.

City

At the City campus, there are classrooms available for study outside of class hours. Use Room Finder to check which rooms are available. No bookings are required.

Other spaces that suit independent study are listed in the table below.

Location

Description

Capacity

Opening hours

Swanston Library
Building 8, Level 6

Computers, group study rooms, powered desks, postgraduate room and silent areas.

Approximately 950

Check opening hours

Carlton Library
Building 94, Level 3

Computers, group study rooms, powered desks and silent areas.

Approximately 260

Check opening hours

The Vault
Building 16, Level 2, access from Swanston Street

Tables, chairs, couches, benches, stools, power and microwaves.

Approximately 95

Swipe card access.
Monday to Friday: 8am–10pm

Postgraduate student lounge
Building 13, Level 2, Room 24

Lounges, desks and chairs, and booths.

Approximately 25

Monday to Friday: 8am–9pm
Weekends:
8am–4pm

Building 80, Level 3, Room 16

Desks,chairs, power, printer and water bubbler. Additional seating available.

Desk space for 30 students.
Outdoor desk space for 10 students.

Monday to Friday: 7am–9pm
Saturday:
9am–6pm

Building 80, Level 4, Room 15Desks, chairs and power.Desk space for 35 students.
Outdoor desk space for 15 students.
Monday to Friday: 7am–9pm
Saturday:
9am–6pm
Building 80, Level 5, Room 2Desks, chairs and power.Desk space for 15 students.
Outdoor desk space for 8 students.
Monday to Friday: 7am–9pm
Saturday:
9am–6pm
Building 80, Level 6, Room 11Booths, desks, stools, power and printer. Outdoor space also available.Approximately 50 students.Monday to Friday: 7am–9pm
Saturday:
9am–6pm

Brunswick

Location

Description

Capacity

Opening hours

Brunswick Library
Building 514, Level 2

Computers, powered desks, group study rooms, postgraduate room and silent areas.

Approximately 155

Check opening hours

Bundoora

Location

Description

Capacity

Opening hours

Bundoora Library
Building 210, Level 2

Computers, powered desks, group study rooms, postgraduate room and silent areas.

Approximately 547

Check opening hours

Building 214 (Higher Degree by Research students only)

Computers, desks, group study rooms, student lounge, kitchen, presentation space.

Approximately 60

Open 24 hours. Swipe card access only. Please see your school administrator for access.

Bundoora East Library
Building 251, Level 2, Room 2

Computers, powered desks, group study rooms, postgraduate room and silent areas.

Approximately 41

Check opening hours

Group meeting and study spaces

If you need to guarantee a meeting or study space, you should book it.

All Library sites and Building 80 offer group study rooms. RMIT Connect is the perfect location for study, group work or Club meetings for 3 to 30 people.

Rooms can be booked online by students up to two weeks in advance. Student lounges and informal study spaces might also meet your group study needs.

City

Location

Number of rooms

Opening hours

Bookings

Swanston Library
Building 8, Level 6

17

Check opening hours

Book a room

Carlton Library
Building 94, Level 3

3

Check opening hours

Book a room

Building 80, Swanston Academic Building

19

Monday to Friday:
7am–9pm
Saturday:
9am–6pm

Book a room

Brunswick

Location

Number of rooms

Opening hours

Bookings

Brunswick Library
Building 514, Level 2

2

Check opening times

Book a room

RMIT Connect
Building 514, Level 1, Rooms 16-19

4

Each room includes a desk, table and 3 seats.

Monday to Friday:
6–10pm
Saturday:
9am–5pm
Book a room

Bundoora

Location

Number of study rooms

Opening hours

Bookings

Bundoora Library
Building 210

11

Check opening hours

Book a room

Bundoora East Library
Building 251, Level 2, Room 2
2Check opening hoursBook a room
RMIT Connect
Building 202, Level 2, Rooms 11-13, 17-18, 21

6

Two room sizes available to book for study and meetings; small (3 seats) and medium (7 seats).

Monday to Friday:
6–10pm
Weekends:
10am–5pm
Book a room
Multi-purpose Room
Building 202, Level 3, Room 30

1

This room is an open space with no seats or tables.

Monday to Friday:
8am-10pm (except 12-2pm on Fridays)
Weekends:
10am-5pm

Book a room

Computers

To find a space with computers, visit the computer access webpage.

Student lounges and informal study spaces

Over 50 student spaces across all campuses have been upgraded with additional seating, power, microwaves and new lighting.

City

Location

Description

Capacity

Opening hours

Building 57, Level 4, Room 1

Cafe/student lounge. Lounge furniture, power and microwaves.

150 students

Monday to Friday:
7am–10pm

Kaleide Theatre Foyer
Building 8, Level 2, Room 207

Powered desks and chairs.

53 students

8am–10pm

Building 10, Level 9 and 10
Student Portal (Lower)
Working pods, Wifi and small kitchenettes.110 studentsCheck opening hours (times mirror Swanston Library hours)
Building 10, Level 11
Student Portal (Middle)
Open space suited to relaxation and hanging out with Wifi and the Streat Café.110 studentsCheck opening hours (times mirror Swanston Library hours)
Building 10, Level 12 and 13
Student Portal (Upper)
Work tables, Wifi and small kitchenettes. 110 studentsCheck opening hours (times mirror Swanston Library hours)
Building 51, Level 3, Room 5Booths, desks, power.27 studentsMonday to Friday:
8am–6pm
Building 56, Level 5, Room 87Student lounge/recreational space. Casual seating, some desks, power.32 studentsMonday to Friday:
7am–10pm
Building, 70, Level 3, Room 9Student lounge/recreational space. Casual seating, power.34 studentsMonday to Friday:
7am–9pm
Building 80, Level 2, Room 4Informal study area adjacent to Cafe. Desks, chairs, power and printer. 30 students

Monday to Friday:
7am–9pm

Saturday:
9am–6pm

Building 80, Level 2, Room 5Informal study area adjacent to Cafe. Desks, chairs, power and printer.10 students

Monday to Friday:
7am–9pm

Saturday:
9am–6pm

Building 80, Level 3, Room 20Outdoor informal study. Tables and chairs.10 students

Monday to Friday: 7am–9pm

Saturday:9am–6pm

Building 80, Level 4, Room 17Outdoor informal study. Tables, chairs and limited power.20 students

Monday to Friday:
7am–9pm

Saturday:9am–6pm

Building 80, Level 7, Room 5Outdoor informal study space, next to cafe.27 desk spaces

Monday to Friday: 7am–9pm

Saturday:9am–6pm

Building 80, Level 8, Room 8Outdoor space with communal table, chairs and power. 13 students

Monday to Friday: 7am–9pm

Saturday:9am–6pm

Building 94, Level 1, Room 203Bench seating and power.60 stuednts

Monday to Friday: 7am–9.30pm

Saturday:10am–5pm

Brunswick

Location

Description

Capacity

Opening hours

Building 514, Level 1, Room 15

Informal study area within cafe. Lounges, casual seating, desks, chairs, microwaves and power.

126 students

Monday to Friday:7am–10pm

Building 514, Level 1, Room 1 and 2

Student lounge / informal study.

95 students

Monday to Friday: 7am–10pm

Building 514, Level 2, Room 12Group study / informal study.10 studentsCheck opening times
Building 516, Level 2, Room 6Informal study.16 studentsMonday to Friday: 7am–10pm

Bundoora

Location

Description

Capacity

Opening hours

Building 201, Level 2

Cafe/recreational space.

80 students

Monday to Friday:7am–9pm

Building 202, Level 2

Informal study area within cafe. Lounges, casual seating, microwaves and power.

80 students

Monday to Friday: 7am–9pm

Building 202, Level 2, Room 21Informal study.17 studentsMonday to Friday: 7am–9pm
Building 202, Level 2, Room 24Informal study / meeting rooms.15 studentsMonday to Friday: 7am–9pm
Building 204, Level 1, Room 6Informal study, microwave and power.15 studentsInformal study.
Building 205, Level 3, Room 10Informal study.15 students

Floor is open Monday to Friday: 8am–10pm, rooms are only accessible via swipe card.

Building 205, Level 3, Room 12Informal study.20 studentsFloor is open Monday to Friday: 8am–10pm, rooms are only accessible via swipe card.
Building 223, Level 2A, Room 215Informal study.10 studentsMonday to Friday:8am–6pm
Building 224, Level 1, Room 3Informal study. Desks, casual seating, microwaves and power.35 studentsMonday to Friday:8am–6pm
Building 251, Level 2, Room 71Cafe / recreational space and microwaves. 139 studentsMonday to Friday:7am–9pm

University space hire

University space (including classrooms and lecture theatres) can be booked, during the semester from Monday to Friday, 8.30am–9.30pm, for study sessions, meetings and RUSU groups. Film and art students may request space for the purpose of filming videos and photo shoots. Weekend bookings and bookings between semesters will be considered; however there may be a charge as these times are considered out of hours.

Please submit your space hire request using the process outlined on the venue hire web page. Send your request as early as possible (at least two weeks before your event). This will allow you time to find another time or space if a booking already exists. Have only one club member coordinate all club space bookings. This will avoid confusion and miscommunication between the club and the University as these spaces can be booked for more than one event.

For art installations, you will need to follow the Guidelines for the Request to Display Public Art on RMIT Campuses and submit an application to Property Services.

Recreational spaces

Location

Description

Opening hours

Bookings

A’Beckett Square BBQ or sports courts

Two half-courts, one full-court set-up for basketball and one full-court set-up for netball. It also features BBQ facilities, table tennis and outdoor seating.

Monday to Friday:9am–7pm

Book a room

Building 16, Storey Hall

Lecture theatre. Upstairs is a reception area and the main hall.

Lecture theatre: 230 people.

Main Hall: 750 people.

Fill out space hire form to find out availability.Fill out space hire form
Building 8, Kaleide Theatre

Suitable for lectures, seminars, film and video screenings and performance.

Theatre: 194 people.

Foyer: 190 people.

Function room: 70 people.

Fill out space hire form to find out availability.Fill out space hire form
O’Grady’s Place BBQs, near Building 57Seating and BBQ facilities.Fill out space hire form to find out availability.Fill out space hire form

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