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Campus facilities

See what our campus has to offer to support your studies and experience

The campus offers a variety of places to explore, whether you want to study in peace, socialise with friends, relax in comfort or get active. Take a look at what’s on offer.


The modern library in the Emily Wilding Davison Building has more than 600,000 volumes, and subscribes to 40,000 print and online journals. It’s open every day from 8am to midnight, with 1,150 seats in different zones for silent or collaborative work.

The Victorian reading room, in the Founder’s Building, is also a study space.

PC labs, most of them 24-hour, are dotted around campus and in the Computer Centre. They have a wide range of software. Wi-Fi is everywhere.

Each academic department has its own study facilities.


The Students’ Union stages events for students to gather and party. The main function space, the Students' Union Main Hall, hosts at least two events per week - and there’s Tommy's Kitchen, Medicine and The Packhorse, each with their own flavour.

There are 11 places to eat and drink on main campus, and a further two in Kingswood (accommodation unavailable for 2023 entry).

There are clubs and societies for everyone, and a thriving scene whatever you fancy doing, on and off campus.


There is a cashpoint on campus, located outside the Students' Union Building.

Banks and building societies have branches in the local town of Egham.


The Union Shop, managed by the The Students' Unionis open throughout the year for groceries, frozen and chilled food, wines and beers and toiletries.

John Smith's runs a dedicated online bookshop for Royal Holloway staff and students.


The hub of sporting life is the Sports Centre on the main campus. Refurbished in 2013, it provides a multi-use sports hall, a 46-station fitness suite, aerobics area and changing facilities. There’s personal training and fitness classes.

We recently unveiled our world-class, floodlit outdoor pitches and courts, with all-weather playing surfaces.

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