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Study Space Availability information on UCL Go!

By Benjamin Meunier, on 14 March 2018

We’re pleased to let you know that, starting next week, students will be able to locate available study space at the click of a button thanks to the launch of the Study Space Availability feature on the UCL Go! App. 


As you know, this is thanks to new technology recently introduced across UCL.  The Institute of Orthopaedics Library is the only library site which has yet to be covered by the system, and the project team are working to complete this project. Small devices have been placed under desks throughout UCL Library Services’ study spaces. The devices use infra-red technology to detect if a desk is available or in use.  The devices do not collect any personal data and cannot identify individuals.

The information collected from these devices is already available for users to access on the Library website.  From next Wednesday (21st March) it will be fully functional there, and also available via the UCL Go! App. Knowing which site has the greatest availability across the whole family of UCL Library Services will enable our students to make informed decision about which direction to head in – saving them valuable time and wasted journeys.

UCL Go! is an application for students to access UCL and Students’ Union information directly from their mobile devices.  This includes access to key information such as online timetables, library services (links to Explore and library account), campus maps and UCL news. More information can be found here.

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your feedback and support in the roll out of this technology. 

If you have any questions about the project, please email the Space Availability project team


Ben Meunier

Margaret Stone

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