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Best places to study on campus at UWA

17/03/2023 |

Picking the right study location on campus can make all the difference to your productivity. It can be the difference between completing your assignment on time or getting the grades you want in an exam, so it’s important to choose wisely. 

Whether you prefer to study alone or in a group; indoors or outside; or even in complete silence, at The University of Western Australia, we have something for everyone! 

Here are six of the best places to study on campus at The University of Western Australia: 

Reid Library

The Reid Library is the heart of our Perth campus and offers convenient facilities and extensive study spaces. The library on average receives more than one million visitors a year, has over 2,000 study spaces and conveniently features a café for all your study snack needs.


EZONE is a world-class learning space for science, technology, engineering and mathematics students at UWA. There are plenty of bookable rooms, collaborative work areas and a modern 300 sqm large open space called ‘EZONE Social’, which is also a great place for you to meet up with friends to study and socialise on campus.   

Barry J Marshall Library 

Four students studying in Bayliss Building

The Barry J Marshall Library houses more than 1000 study spaces, including both informal and silent areas for deep focus, and has 16 bookable group study spaces. Equipped with a café, computers with headsets, a parents’ room and designated postgrad study space, it’s an ideal spot for your next study session on campus.

International Student Lounge 

Our International Student Lounge is a dedicated space for international students on campus at UWA. It’s the perfect place for meeting new people, getting support, and studying and is open Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm, inside Shenton House.

Hackett Café

Student studying in cafe on campus at UWA

Hackett Café is the perfect place to study if you like a space that is slightly busier and more vibrant. With both indoor and outdoor seating, comfy couches and an unlimited supply of coffee, you’ll be surrounded by plenty of other students completing their assignments and studying for their upcoming exams. The café also offers an extensive menu of student-priced dine in and takeaway meals, which make for great brain food for even the longest study marathon.

Matilda Bay

Matilda Bay is located on the doorstep of UWA and is the perfect change of scenery for when you need it. With bench tables and shaded spots on the grass, you can get some fresh air and have a front-row view of the river and city. 


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