students in library

study space

The library has a variety of study facilities including individual study desks, study desks with PCs and informal study spaces.

Access to study spaces – 2021

The University Library is now open at full capacity, with levels 2 and 3 open on a walk-in basis, without the need to book.  

Level 4 is open for silent study and provides a 1m physically distanced space, but seats must be booked in advance.

Open group study facilities are available on Levels 2 and 3 - these are available on a walk up basis.   Bookable group study rooms are available on Levels 3 and 4.

The Postgraduate Zone on Level 3 of the Library is available to postgraduate students but must be booked.

Please note that by law, face masks must be worn in the Library at all time.  Library users are permitted to bring covered hot and cold drinks, however food should not be consumed in the library.

Book a Level 4 study space, Group Study Room or space in the PGR Zone

 

Covid precautions

  • face masks are mandatory in the Library building unless you are exempted under Government legislation
  • Hand sanitisers have been installed throughout the building – you must sanitise your hands on entering the library
  • Visitors studying in the library are required to wipe down desk surfaces, keyboards and mice before and after use using the antibacterial wipes provided

 

library study booths

Zoning

The Library is zoned to create different types of study environment for students. Please respect the rights of others to study in the zone of their choice by sticking to the rules for each zone:

Level 2: Enquiry

  • phones switched to silent (use stairwells for calls)
  • no food to be consumed in the library. You may drink cold and hot drinks, but please replace your mask immediately.
  • please clear rubbish to bins

Level 3: Quiet Study

  • minimal conversations allowed but keep it brief
  • phones switched to silent (use stairwells for calls)
  • no food to be consumed in the library. You may drink cold and hot drinks, but please replace your mask immediately.
  • please clear rubbish to bins

Level 4: Silent Study

  • bookable physically distanced study spaces
  • individual silent study only in open areas
  • talking is not allowed
  • phones switched to silent (use stairwells for calls)
  • no food to be consumed in the library. You may drink cold and hot drinks, but please replace your mask immediately.
  • please clear rubbish to the bins

Library Study Zone

The Library Study Zone is now open for walk up access.  It contains a variety of different types of study furniture including group study facilities, study desks and benches.  There are also printing facilities in the area.

Students in the library studying and smiling