IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW


Service Description

SpaceScout™ allows any student with an iOS device or access to a Web browser to quickly and easily locate campus study spaces that meet their needs. Students can locate spaces by skimming 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. For popular computing labs, SpaceScout also displays real-time information about computer availability. Students may rate and review spaces, and invite study partners to a space.

The app currently includes over 200 spaces on the UW-Seattle campus and 70 spaces at UW-Tacoma.  New spaces are constantly being added, and will include the UW-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.

SpaceScout was designed specifically in response to student needs, and can be accessed through the Apple apps store ( or the Web:


UW faculty; UW staff; UW students; UW students in residence halls; UW alumni; UW researchers; UW clinicians; Anyone with a UW NetID; UW academic units; UW administrative units; UW affiliated organizations; General public


Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Availability of study spaces varies and is listed in the app.


This service is included in the Technology Recharge Fee.

Service Level Description

This service aims to be operationally ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, having zero downtime or data loss, redundant fabrics, and no single points of failure.

Support Information

Phone: 206 221-5000 (Option 4)


Last Review Date: 07/01/2015