Answered By: Hannah Congrave
Last Updated: Jan 04, 2023     Views: 21

Our study spaces

The Library has a wide range of study spaces suited to a variety of study needs.

Cold food and lidded drinks are allowed in all areas of the library except the PC Zones, Silent Study Areas and Archives and Special Collections.

To report issues with noise in the Library during staffed service hours please text us on 01163 470605, or speak to a member of staff at the reception desk at any time. 

Each floor has Silent Study Areas towards the back of the building.

Silent study spaces

The Rhoda Bennett Reading Room: 152 spaces

This silent area in on the ground floor and contains142 at the desks. There are two height adjustable tables in this space.

Silent Study Space, Floor 1, 2 & 3

These study spaces are very similar in layout, with rolling stacks of book stock surrounding them.

Floor One Silent: 100 spaces
Floor Two Silent: 94 spaces
Floor Three Silent: 106 spaces

There is an atrium running through the building, linking all the silent areas, this requires anyone studying in these spaces to study silently so noise does not disturb anyone studying on any floor.

Quiet study spaces

There are quiet study spaces on each floor of the building. These zones are on the left hand side of the building behind the lifts, the spaces are bright and naturally lit by a long range of windows, with desks placed between the outer wall and fixed shelves of book stock.

Floor One: 93 spaces
Floor Two: 112 spaces
Floor Three: 94 spaces

Collaborative Study Spaces

There are collaborative study spaces on Floor Two and Floor Three. These spaces are varied, providing a range of study spaces per desk or area suiting groups of various sizes. 

Floor Two: 144 spaces

Floor Three: 124 spaces

PC Zones

There are PC zones across the Library.

Ground Floor, IT Room 1: 48 spaces

Ground Floor, eSports Room: 16 spaces

PC Rooms

There are PC Rooms across the Library 

Floor One: 61 spaces
Floor Two: 92 spaces
Floor Three: 48 spaces

Floor Two, IT Room 2.2 is silent.

Group Study Rooms

There are 19 group study rooms spread throughout the library.

In total these group study rooms provide 161 spaces. You can book these rooms here: Study Space Booking

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