Learning Spaces

The Library has been designed to provide a high quality, serious academic study environment.

In the interests of the safety of our users, we have made some changes to comply with Covid-19 government regulations.

To ensure we can keep to the 2-metre distance rule, we have reduced the amount of available study space and the number of people within the building. However, we do offer a range of single and double occupancy bookable Study Spaces which have been made available, and are socially distanced. This includes accessible spaces and spaces with PC access.

If you want to study in the Library please:

  • Book an appropriate study space** in advance

  • Bring your University card – you’ll need it to get into the library

  • Wear a face covering (unless exempt)

  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly – sanitation stations are available in the library

  • Keep at least a 2m distance from other library users

  • Bottled or lidded drinks only (no food allowed)

  • Check in to your space when you arrive and when you leave the Library, check out and take all of your belongings with you.

The design of the Library was developed in collaboration with the students and staff of the University, whose preference was overwhelmingly for a quiet and serious study space. Please join us in helping to keep the building a pleasant place, conducive to study:

  • Keep it academic: only use resources for studying and academic work

  • Keep it quiet and considerate: respect the silent zones, and be mindful in quiet zones that the person next to you is working hard

  • Keep it fair: do not monopolise study spaces. If you leave the Library take all your belongings away so your place is available for another user

** Unfortunately, we are unable to recognise social bubbles