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Main Library

The Library provides a wide variety of study spaces to suit all your different learning needs.

Change to Library study facilities

Background

Due to increased demand for silent study space and to make full use of our facilities we have made some changes ready for Term 2.

The space in Silent Study Room 2 was under-utilised last year due to the restrictions in the use of technology, we have now opened this area up for use by all students to study using laptops, as long as they work silently.

Based on the analysis of the use of Silent Study Room 2 last year, and to support those that require to study in silence in a laptop free zone, we have also opened up additional study spaces.

  • Silent Study Room 3 (8-seater capacity) for those wishing to read using a tablet
  • Silent Study Room 4 (7-seater capacity) for those wishing to read books

Please feel free to feedback any comments you would like to make in regards to these changes on the postcards supplied in the room.

Main Library

Location

Library Road

Who is it for

All members of the University are welcome to use the Library. Access the building using your University ID card.

What is it for

  • Group study
  • Individual study in quiet spaces
  • Individual study in silent spaces
  • Use our computers
  • Print, copy and scan
  • Use our multimedia resources
  • Attend skills development sessions

What type of space is available

  • Silent Study Room 1 – 93-seater study space where technology can be used
  • Silent Study Room 2 – 93-seater study space where technology can be used (not all desks have power access)
  • Silent Study Room 3 – 8-seater study space for students who wish to use tablets, iPads and kindles
  • Silent Study Room 4 – 7-seater space for those who wish to read books or write

Please note: We have bookable rooms for students registered with disability services, unfortunately we are unable to provide any other bookable spaces such as those suitable for conducting Skype or phone interviews.

Using the space

Please be considerate of others and follow the rules below about use of the space.

Silent study on floor 2 extension

Silent Study rooms 1 and 2

Yes:

  • Individual study
  • Silent texting
  • Laptop use permitted

Please no:

  • Talking
  • Hot food

Silent Study room 3

Yes:

  • Individual study
  • Bottled water only
  • Tablets, Kindles, iPads

Please no:

  • Talking
  • Laptops

Silent Study room 4

Yes:

  • Individual study
  • Bottled water only

Please no:

  • Talking
  • Phones, laptops, tablets etc

Quiet study

Floors 3, 4, 5 and the extension floors

Yes:

  • Low volume, brief conversations, please consider your fellow students
  • Individual study
  • Silent texting
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Cold food
  • Collaborative working

Please no:

  • Loud conversations
  • Hot food

Floors 1 and 2

Yes:

  • Group work
  • Mobile phones - please keep conversations at an acceptable level
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Cold food can be eaten

Please no:

  • Loud conversations
  • Hot food

Stairwells

Yes:

  • Limited, phone conversations, but if the area becomes too crowded you will be asked to move to allow free passage of emergency exits
  • Food and drink should not be consumed on any staircase and Library customers should not sit down on the steps for Health and Safety reasons

Please no:

  • Sitting on the stairwells as this creates a hazard for others
  • Sitting down on the steps, for Health and Safety reasons
  • Food and drink

Toilets

Yes:

  • Telephone conversations inside the toilets

Please no:

  • Telephone conversations in the toilet lobby areas

The Bridge

(between the Main Building and the Extension Building)

Please no:

  • Talking
  • Food and drink
  • Mobile phones

Lift lobby areas

Yes:

  • Lift lobby areas floors 1 and 2 - Library customers are able to talk and have mobile phone conversations
  • Lift lobby areas floors 3,4,5 and extension floors - Library customers should follow the rules of the quiet study i.e. very low volume, brief conversations and no mobile phone conversations

Please no:

  • Loud conversations
  • Mobile phones

ClockOpening times

Main Library
Mon-Fri 07:30-00:00

Mon-Fri 07:30-00:00


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