Study spaces

overview of group study space

 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have had to make changes to study spaces within the library - at this moment in time, only individual study is permitted in the library and you must book a study space in advance if you wish to use our individual study areas. Please see our updates guide to check for the latest information and to book a study space.

Our libraries are designed to offer effective and appropriate study spaces for various different types of study. Read below for more info on where the most appropriate library space is for the type of study you wish to engage in:

City Campus Library LEVEL 3

• Group study area where students can discuss their work together.
• Study related talking allowed on this level.
• Laptops available to borrow for use within the library.
• Bookable booths for private group work.
• Multi-port screens for presenting work via laptops and sharing with others.
• Printers and cutting board/workspace.
• Book/DVD sale.

 

City Campus Library LEVEL 4

• Mixed study area – individual study spaces as well as small groups of computers.
• Low-level study related chatter permitted on this level so long as it does not interfere with others ability to study.
• Mixture of High-Spec PCs, Thin Clients and Macs.
• Two flat-bed scanners connected to PCs.
• Non-fiction, fiction, journals and DVDs available from this floor.
• ESOL and language collection.
• Staff development section also available.
• Self-service issue/return machine.
• Printers and cutting board/workspace.
• Library catalogue computer.
• Access lift to fifth floor of the library.

 

City Campus Library LEVEL 5

• Quiet and silent study areas.
• No discussions permitted on this level.
• Computers and Macs for individual study.
• Laptops available to borrow for use within the library.
• Two flat-bed scanners connected to PCs.
• Non-fiction, journals and DVDs available from this floor.
• Reference section.
• Self-service issue/return machine.
• Printers and cutting board/workspace.
• Library catalogue computer.
• Access lift to fourth floor of the library.
• Daily editions of newspapers.
• NBS Computer.
• SPONS reference.

 

Riverside Campus Library

• Quiet and silent study areas.
• Bookable booths for private group work.
• Multi-port screens for presenting work via laptops and sharing with others.
• Computers and Macs for individual study.
• Laptops available to borrow for use within the library.
• Flat-bed scanners connected to PCs.
• All books, journals and DVDs available from this floor.
• Reference section.
• Self-service issue/return machine.
• Printers and cutting board/workspace.
• Library catalogue computer.
• Daily editions of newspapers.