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.

Autumn semester 2020

During the autumn semester 2020, all library spaces have been socially distanced to ensure students can study safely.  All spaces have to be booked in advance.

Bookings can be made via this web page.

All Library study spaces are for solo study – there are no group study facilities. We encourage you to use MS Teams for group meetings.

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
  • service points now have a perspex shield to protect staff and customers
  • Please observe social distancing within the library and respect other library users
  • All toilets are open for single person use, please use the ‘engaged/vacant’ slider as you enter and leave the toilet to indicate to others when it’s in use
  • Any books handled must be returned to quarantine trolleys placed around the shelf areas

 

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)
  • cold food only (no smelly or noisy food)
  • covered drinks only
  • please clear rubbish to bins

Level 3: Quiet Study

  • minimal conversations allowed but keep it brief
  • phones switched to silent (use stairwells for calls)
  • cold food only (no smelly or noisy food)
  • covered drinks only
  • please clear rubbish to bins

Level 4: Silent Study

  • individual silent study only in open areas
  • talking is not allowed
  • phones switched to silent (use stairwells for calls)
  • cold food only (no smelly or noisy food)
  • covered drinks only
  • please clear rubbish to the bins

Library Study Zone

The Study Zone outside the Library entrance will be affected by social distancing regulations in autumn semester 2020. Please only use furniture that is marked for use and stay away from any furniture or spaces that are cordoned off.

Students in the library studying and smiling