SpaceScout: Find the Perfect Spot to Study

Meet SpaceScout

Searching for that perfect study spot? The solution is here! Do you need a whiteboard, outlet for your laptop, printing, or enough space for you and your study partners? Access to food nearby? Is the library too quiet, the café too loud? SpaceScout™ was designed specifically for UW students, so you can quickly locate campus spaces that meet your needs right from your iOS device or the Web.

Learn more and download the iOS app

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     Or check out the Web version

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Where Did SpaceScout Come From?

SpaceScout™ is an open-source mobile application designed to help students at the University of Washington find campus study spaces that meet specific criteria. Developed by UW Information Technology in collaboration with UW Libraries, Housing and Food Services, and UW Computing Directors, and funded in part by the Student Technology Fee Committee, the app is a response to feedback from students about the difficulty of finding available study spaces that meet their needs.

Whether studying individually or working as a group, students look for spaces with features and amenities that will help them be productive. Currently, SpaceScout™ allows any student with an iOS device or access to a Web browser to quickly and easily locate campus spaces. Students can search by locating spaces on a map, or by specifying search criteria: type of space, capacity, hours available, whether the space can be reserved, location, noise level, lighting, learning resources (whiteboard, etc.), and proximity to food/coffee. Photos of each space help students choose exactly what they’re looking for.

At present, the app includes over 200 spaces in 26 buildings that span the UW-Seattle campus north to south and east to west. New spaces are constantly being added, and will include the UW-Tacoma and Bothell campuses in the future. With building renovations, remodels, and upgrades continually changing the landscape of learning resources on campus, SpaceScout™ provides a single place to go for up-to-date information on spaces that can help students accomplish their work.

More questions? Check out the SpaceScout FAQ

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