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Where to Study

ResearchersThere are over 800 study places in the library. To cater for all the different study needs of our users we have three zoned areas. Please make sure you use the right area and respect the rules that apply.

If you have any concerns about noise levels in the library you can always ask library staff for assistance. We are keen that the rules applying to the different zones are maintained for the benefit of everyone.

Silent zones - red signs

These are for individual, private and silent study. Talking is not allowed. Mobile phones should not be used and should be on silent (no ring tones).

The main silent zone is on the ground floor in the law library (0A).

The study carrels on 1A are also designated as silent study rooms. Final years, postgraduates and staff can book these individual study rooms. They are available to other students in the evening and at weekends.

Please see the study carrel pages for more information and to book.

Quiet zones - yellow signs

This zone is primarily for private, individual study but some quiet talking (whispered conversation) is allowed. Please make sure you do not disturb other users.  Mobile phones should not be used here to make or receive calls (ring tones off please).

The quiet zones are on floors 1A, 1B, 2B and 2C.

Group zones - green signs

This is the zone to use if you want to work together as you can talk but we still ask that you keep noise to a reasonable level. Mobiles can be used to make or receive calls but please keep you phones on silent (no ring tones). The playing of music is not permitted.

Group zones are located in areas GA (basement), 0B (foyer), 0C, and 2A.

Bookable pods are available on floor 0C for students to use.  These are for group study only and include computing facilities.

Please see the group room pages for more information and to book.

Library Assistive Technology Centre

The Library Assistive Technology Centre is a quiet room on floor 2A of the Library where students, who have a blue card, can get access to additional resources and special software packages.

Food and drink in the library

We do allow some food and drink in the library but please note that no hot, greasy or smelly food (e.g. take-aways) should be brought in to the library. Please help keep areas tidy by clearing away any waste in to the bins provided.


Page last updated on Tuesday 2 September 2014 at 1.58pm.


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