The Armitage Room

The Armitage Room is a space for graduate students to study outside of the Library. It also contains a leisure reading collection featuring popular fiction and non-fiction, books on academic and professional skills and books that support the MCR's activities.


The study space

The Armitage Room contains 40 study spaces reserved for graduate students only. You can bring drinks in non-spillable containers, but please do not eat food. The spaces operate on a first-come,first-served basis and should not be reserved if you are leaving for more than a short break. This space is designed to be a sociable study space so talking is allowed (though please be considerate of your fellow students!).

The booths in the middle of the room may be used for attending online meetings as they provide some soundproofing from the rest of the room. We hope you enjoy the range of furniture available - please let us know what you think!

Reading Collection

This collection has been curated in collaboration with the MCR and graduate students, and we hope to continue developing it for the next few years. It currently consists of around 270 items, from popular fiction and non-fiction to books by Queens' alumni, on mental health and wellbeing and for academic and professional development. We also buy books by speakers at MCR events such as the Angevin Talks.

The books should be borrowed as normal library books, using our self check PC (there is also a manual borrowing sheet in case this is not working). They are subject to usual Library rules so you can have up to 10 books out at a time across our Library collections, which can be kept for 14 days and then renewed for up to 56 days. Please renew books using your Library Account on iDiscover. Armitage Room books cannot be returned via our machine or the self-check PC, so please place your books on the returns shelf where Library staff will take care of them for you. If you are an undergraduate student and wish to borrow a book from this collection, please let us know and we can fetch it for you.

If there's anything you'd like to see in the collection, please let us know! We're eager to work with students on the development of the collection. You can fill in our Suggest A Book form.