Iris de Freitas Room

The Iris de Freitas room provides silent, individual study space for Aberystwyth University students and staff. It currently provides access to:

  • 25 individual study spaces
  • 9 individual study spaces with PCs
  • 1 printers/photocopiers/scanner
  • Water refill station
  • 5 individual study rooms with computer 



Access to the Iris de Freitas is strictly via the booking system. There is a seperate booking system for the 5 individual study rooms available here

  • You can book slots of 2 hours and 45 minutes between 08:30-20:15 every day of the week 
  • These can be booked up to 1 week in advance
  • You can book either a study space with a computer or a study desk
  • You can only book one space per slot
  • Users should access the Iris de Freitas room via the entrance at the back of the Hugh Owen Building to Level E. Please follow black line on map below
  • You will need your Aber Card to access the room.

Map showing location of level E entrance

Your safety

  • Users should only visit the Iris de Freitas room during their booked time slot
  • Only users who have booked time slots should access the Iris de Freitas room
  • Please do  not turn up for your study space booking slot before your start time as people will be exiting the building before this time.
  • All users should sanitise their hands before entering the Iris de Freitas room. There is a hand sanitising station at the Iris de Freitas room entrance.
  • All users should observe the 2-metre social distancing rule
  • Users should not use spaces that have been marked as unavailable
  • All users must use their Aber Card to swipe to enter the Iris de Freitas room
  • All users must use their Aber Card to swipe to exit the Iris de Freitas room
  • All users must follow the one-way system
  • The numbers of users in the Iris de Freitas room at any one time is strictly limited.
  • Staff and visitors to the space will be following recommended hygiene practises.
  • Do not come to the Iris de Freitas room if you are unwell. The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:
    • new continuous cough;
    • high temperature;
    • loss of or change to your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia).
  • Face coverings must be worn in all University buildings.


  • The entrance to Iris De Freitas is via the Herman Ethe on level E of the Hugh Owen Building. The access is level. The door is manually operated.
  • Adjustable desks are available
  • Adjustable lighting is available in the study rooms
  • The Fire Alarms are both the Klaxon and bell types. Deaf alerters are avialable from the enquiry desk on level D
  • Please contact Student Support Services and Health, Safety and Environment Office to arrange a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) for Iris De Freitas if relevant.
  • There is no access to Accessible toilet facilities from Iris De Freitas

If you would like a guided tour of the facilities, or to discuss any specific requirements you have, please contact us.

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