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Study Spaces

What is a study space? A study space is just that: A space for studying. Such areas are designed and equipped to fit the desired learning arrangements and student needs. As the campus of the University of Bremen is not only a place of teaching and research but also a place of community learning and social interaction, the university provides for different study-space scenarios. The study spaces at the University of Bremen are organized by the Center for Multimedia in Higher Education (ZMML).


Multimedia learning rooms

The multimedia learning rooms specifically support independent student learning activities in groups and project work. Learning islands are installed in each of these rooms, equipped with a conferencing table, a large flat screen, often with a computer and a whiteboard as well as various connection leads for laptops and other mobile devices.
Students can reserve a learning island on weekdays (Mon to Fri) via the Stud.IP learning platform and the menu item “Study Space” in the toolbar. It may also be possible to book outside these times.

Open study spaces

For spontaneous learning: In many buildings on the campus you will find free, designated areas that are intended as study and work spaces for students. They are usually equipped with high-quality furniture and suitable for both individual and group work.
These areas can be used without having to reserve. If you see a vacant study space, you can simply sit down and use it. Just be sure to find out when the building closes at the end of the day. For example, you can find such open study spaces in GW 2 under the stairway; on level 1 in MZH, and 0 in NW 1.

Study spaces in vacant seminar rooms

Students can use Stud.IP to inquire which centrally administered rooms of any building are not occupied in a certain period of time and then use these as study and work areas. Search for free rooms on the learning platform Stud.IP by clicking on “search for vacant” rooms below the menu item.

Of course, a seminar room can only be used as a study space for as long as no seminars are being held in it. Once the course schedule indicates a seminar, the room must be released for this purpose. Attention should also be paid to the occupancy plans posted outside the rooms and that some rooms are only sometimes open.


Tip: Which building is open on Sundays and public holidays?

The MZH is always open until midnight on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (except Christmas and New Year's Eve). The learning rooms can be used there.

Which room can be reserved?

Multimedia study spaces:

  • GW 2, rooms A 2370, A 3440;
    Open: Mon through Fri 8 am – 6 pm
  • GW 2, room B1215;
    Open: Mon through Fri 8 am – 8 pm
  • MZH, Empore 1490, above the main entrance;
    Open: 6 am – 12 am, reservations Mon through Fri 8 am – 6 pm
  • SuUB, level 1, newspaper reading room;
    Open: Mon through Fri 8 am – 10 pm | Sat. 10 am – 6 pm
  • WiWi, Ecotec 3, Bereichsbibliothek level 0;
    Open: Mon through Fri 9 am – 5 pm

Other study spaces:

  • SuUB, level 2, SuUB 2340 and 2470;
    Open: Mon. through Fri. 8 am – 10 pm | Sat. 10 am – 6 pm
  • NW1, Bereichsbibliothek level 0, NW1 U0050;
    Open: Mon through Fri 10 am – 5 pm
  • SFG, level 1 ZfN, room 1200/10;
    Open: Mon through Fri 8 am – 8 pm
  • GW1, level 2, room B 2080 und B 2112
    Open: Mon through Fri 8 am – 8 pm

How do I reserve a study space?

Every student can independently book a learning island in a study space up to two weeks in advance. It is not possible to reserve whole rooms. Simply go to the booking platform Stud.IP and the menu item “Study Space”, and then click on Reservations Page.

How often can I book?

Since there are only a limited number of study islands for all students, there is a limit of two reservations per day, each lasting a maximum of two hours.

When are the study spaces open?

The study spaces are accessible on normal working days (Monday to Friday). Depending on the location, the times that rooms are open vary; exact times can be found in the description of the individual learning islands on the Stud.IP reservations page. In the library and in the MZH, the study spaces are also accessible beyond the normal times (depending on when the building is open), but cannot be booked.

Does my reservation have priority?

If you arrive on time at your booked learning island, the learning island should be cleared for you. If you arrive “too late” (more than 15-20 minutes) and the island is occupied, you have to find a solution on your own.