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Where to Study

Group studyThere are over 800 places in the library for students to study in.The library has three kinds of study area; silent study, quiet study and group study. Please make sure you understand what each of the areas are for and choose the right one for your study needs.

Whilst in these areas please respect others around you by adhering to the rules that apply.

If you have any concerns about the noise levels in the library please do get in contact with us. The three main ways you can do this are:

  • Come and speak to a member of staff at the information point on the ground floor. Alternatively you can contact any member of staff you see around the library.
  • Talk to us via our online chat service.
  • You can even tweet us. Our Twitter handle is @SolentLibrary 

We are very keen that the rules that apply in the different study areas are maintained for the benefit of everyone.

Silent study areas

In these areas you will see red triangular signs.

The main things to remember in this area:Silent Study Area

  • This area should only be used for individual, private and silent study.
  • There should be no talking.
  • Mobile phones should not be used and should be on silent.
  • The playing of music is not permitted.
  • These rooms are not suitable for practising presentations in.

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

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

More information and to book an individual study room

Quiet study areas

In these areas you will see yellow diamond shaped signs.

The main things to remember in this area:Quiet study area

  • This area should be used for individual, private study, but some   quiet talking (whispered conversation) is allowed. However, please be considerate and do not disturb others.
  • Mobile phones should not be used in this area and should be on silent.
  • The playing of music is not permitted.

The main quiet study areas are located on floors 1A, 1B, 1C, 2B and 2C.

Group study areas

In these areas you will see a green rectangular shaped sign.

The main things to remember in this area:Group Study Area

  • This area should be used if you wish to work together in groups, but we still ask you to keep noise to a reasonable level.
  • Mobile phones may be used to make and receive calls but please keep your phones on silent.
  • The playing of music is not permitted.

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

There are group study rooms located on floor 0C for students to use. These are for group study only and include computing facilities.

Library Assistive Technology Centre

The Library Assistive Technology Centre is a quiet study area in a room on floor 2A of the library where students who are registered with Access Solent, 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 (eg take-aways) should be brought into the library. Only bottled drinks and drinks with lids should be consumed in the library.

Please help keep these areas tidy by clearing away any waste into the bins provided. Thank you.

 

Page last updated on Thursday 26 November 2015 at 12.19pm.

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