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​Guidelines on the use of Quiet Rooms


​​​COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note there might be restrictions on the use of the Quiet Rooms depending on the government guideline.

What are Quiet Rooms used for?

The University's Quiet Rooms are 'open access' rooms that individuals can use for a variety of purposes. You may for instance use a Quiet Room as a place where you can go to 'get away from it all' - when you simply want somewhere to go where you are unlikely to be disturbed. They can also be used for religious observance or contemplation, and by staff and students who wish to pray either individually or as a group.


Who can use the Quiet Rooms?

All of our staff and students. Our Quiet Rooms are not for the exclusive use by one group over another as part of our commitment to inclusion at Edinburgh Napier University.

Where are the Quiet Rooms located?


  • Craiglockhart

The room is located in 4/32 and a shower room is available along the corridor at Room 4/01. These facilities are located on the 4th floor and are accessible by stairs or lift (the lift is located by the War Poet's Collection).

  • Merchiston

The rooms are H12 and H13. A shower room with ablution facilities for all to use is located between floor G and floor H (currently marked H10).

  • Sighthill

The room is located in 1.B.04 and ablution facilities are available along the same corridor in both the female (1.B.07) and male toilets (1.B.08).


Can I book a Quiet Room?

No, these rooms are available for anyone to use without the need to inform anyone. If you need a room for your group to meet, you should complete the online room booking form.


Can I display materials in a Quiet Room?

You may if you wish display material or leave reading material for others to look at. All material should however comply with the spirit of inclusion and respect for difference articulated in the University Inclusion Statement.


Complaints, concerns or suggestions

The Quiet Rooms are regularly checked to make sure they are being used in line with these guidelines and as inclusiv spaces. If however you have a concern or a complaint or wish to provide suggestions to improve their use please contact the HR Partner - Inclusion​.

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