Outlined on this web page are the facilities at school, faculty and university level that are available to Arts Graduate Researchers

University study spaces

The Graduate Centre

The Graduate Centre in Building 1888 (Building 198) provides graduate spaces, computer labs, study carrels, lockers and meeting rooms. You also have 24 hour access to both the Graduate Centre and the Printroom (using your student ID card to swipe for access after-hours). For more information please contact the Graduate Student Association (GSA). 

Library study spaces

The University's libraries all have study spaces, computers, rooms and group study spaces available. Check Bookit! Online to see what's available and make a booking. For branch locations and opening hours visit the Library website. 

The Baillieu Library

A dedicated study-space for graduate students is available on the first floor of the Baillieu Library. The room has power-enabled desks with seats for 24 students. Graduate students can access the room with their student cards. There are also four graduate study-rooms in the Baillieu Library which can be booked for two-hour periods.

Find additional study spaces

  • Bookit! Online allows you to find and access computers, study rooms and group meeting rooms across campus
  • Lost On Campus is another great resource for finding study spaces and rooms

Faculty of Arts facilities and study spaces

Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

A variety of facilities are offered by the Graduate School including Arts Graduate Hall, a telephone conference room, reading group and seminar rooms and equipment for loan. For more information please visit the Faculty of Arts room booking web page.

Research Higher Degress (RHD) Reading Room

RHD Reading Room is a quiet study space modelled on the Victorian State Library Reading Room and available exclusively to enrolled Arts graduate researchers to use.  If you are eligible, your student card will be automatically encoded for swipe access to this area. If you have issues accessing this space please email the Arts Graduate Research Team.

Lockers in the RHD Reading Room

There is a limited number of lockers available for graduate researchers in the RHD Reading Room. If you wish to register for a locker please email the Arts Graduate Research Team.

School Study Spaces

The Study spaces are situated in the school's buildings. Most study spaces with desktop computers or WiFi access for graduate researchers to use their own laptops. To be eligible for office space, graduate researchers must be currently enrolled and make regular use of the desk provided.

Graduate researchers are required to formally apply for an assigned study space in the schools. If you are assigned a desk, it is expected that you will make regular and consistent use of this space. If you are not using it regularly, it is expected that you should let the Graduate Research Team know, the space can be made available to another graduate researcher. This will not render you less eligible if you wish to apply for space again at a later date.

How to apply

There is a major round of applications for allocated work spaces in February. All currently enrolled graduate researchers in the Faculty will be notified of upcoming allocation rounds. Please make sure to check your university email account. Thereafter, application for assigned study space are open year-round, with desks offered on a rolling basis as they become available.

In situations where we receive more applications than we have spaces available, a waiting list will be brought in place. We are committed to improving the availability of study spaces for all graduate researchers

Graduate Researchers interested in lodging an application should read the Graduate research Study space guidelines before summitting an application.