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Click and study: Click and Study

About booking an individual study space in the Library

What is the Click and Study service?

We have bookable individual study spaces in the Library, so that you can come in and study.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, study facilities in the Library and terms and conditions for using them have changed, to make sure that you and Library staff are safe.

How does the Click and Study service work?

•    We are offering this service when the Library is open.
•    You must book the study space in advance – do not come to the Library if you have not booked a study space and have received an email confirmation of your Click and Study booking.
•    You must not move to a different study space.
•    When you book a study space, you can book for between 30 minutes and 6 hours. Please only book the space for the time you need, so other students can access our study spaces.
•    During staffed hours we may be able to extend your study space booking if the Library is quiet and your study space is not needed by other students – please ask at the Level 1 Library Service Desk.
•    You are welcome to leave your study space to take a break or fetch books from the shelves.
•    Only one person can use a study space – even if you are living together or are part of the same social bubble.
•    You must not bring children to a Click and Study booking, in order to make it possible to stick to social distancing guidelines.
•    You may bring a support worker with you if you have a disability. Please let us know when you arrive.
•    Desks are cleaned daily by housekeeping staff, but there are also cleaning materials available if you would like to sanitise your workspace yourself

Will I be able to use the Library as normal?

Some things have changed, to allow us to give you access to the Library while also keeping you and our staff safe.
•    You will need to bring your own pen and paper – we cannot share our stationery with you
•    If you want to listen to any videos or recordings you will need to bring your own headphones
•    During staffed hours, if you have any queries about finding information, writing your references or using the Library you may need to use our email or online chat services in the first instance
•    If you have booked to Click and Study, you're also automatically allowed to use our Click and Visit service; you can browse the shelves or consult books in the Library, borrow or return books or use the printer, copier and scanner. You don't need to book a separate Click and Visit appointment. More details are available on our Click and Visit page.
•    If you have booked a table without a computer and want to borrow a Library laptop, we have a small number of laptops that may be available – however they are loaned on a first come, first served basis.
•    If you want to use Zoom or other video conferencing software you'll need to book a space on Level 1. You'll need to bring your own device or borrow a Library laptop, and also bring your own headphones with you. 

Do I have to wear a face covering?

You must wear a face covering* when moving around the Library, when you are within 2 metres of anyone else or when you are in a poorly ventilated space.

This guidance is in place to control the spread of the virus, protect the NHS and save lives, and we ask for your support and cooperation in following these public health requirements.

* Some members of the Newman community may be exempt from wearing a face covering

How do I book?

•    Follow the ‘Click and Study’ link
•    You will be asked for your personal details
•    You will be asked to choose a date, and the type of individual study space you wish to use
•    You will receive a confirmation email with a code which you will need when you arrive at the Library
•    Bookings will be made on a first come, first served basis

When you arrive…

•    It's easier to get to the Library if you enter through the Main University entrance, by the Reception desk
•    Put on your face covering before entering the Library 
•    Enter the Library by the usual entrance - you will need your Newman ID card
•    Maintain social distancing whilst in the Library 
•    Hand sanitizer is available as you enter the University, and by the Library entrance
•    If you can't find your study space, staff at the Library Service Desk on the entrance level of the Library will help you
•    If you are exempt from wearing a face covering, please let us know when you arrive
•    You need to check in to your study space

How do I check in to my study space?

•    When you arrive at the Library use your phone, tablet, laptop or pc to check-in.
•    To get to the Click and Study check in page you have two options:
       •    Click on the check-in link on the booking page
       •    Scan the QR code at your booked study table using a phone or tablet with a QR reader app
•    Enter the code you were given in your booking confirmation email
•    You can ask Library staff for help if you need it

Privacy information:

The information we collect about your visit will be collected and used in line with the practice outlined in the University’s privacy notices for students or staff.
In addition, for up to three weeks following your visit, we will pass details of your visit to the NHS Test and Trace service, if we are required to.

Why would you share my details with NHS Test and Trace?

The UK is currently experiencing a public health emergency as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is therefore critical that organisations take a range of measures to keep everyone safe.
The easing of social and economic lockdown measures following the COVID-19 outbreak is being supported by NHS Test and Trace. The Department of Health and Social Care has asked organisations, including libraries, to support this service by keeping a temporary record of our visitors for 21 days. In the event of a local outbreak of the virus this data may be used to assist NHS Test and Trace as needed. This could help contain clusters or outbreaks.

What if I object to my details being shared with NHS Test and Trace?

Although it is important for the authorities to be able to track and trace contacts of people who may be infected with the COVID-19 virus, you do not have to participate.
The Department for Health and Social Care are clear that this is a voluntary scheme and nobody visiting our premises is required to provide their details for this purpose.  If you do not want any booking details you have supplied to be used for Test and Trace purposes please make this clear to a member of staff at the time of your visit
We will keep a record of anyone who does not want their details passed on, which we will destroy after three weeks. 

What spaces are available?

We have individual bookable study spaces of various types on each floor.

•    On Level 0 - downstairs in the Library
•    On Level 1 - the entrance level of the Library
•    On Level 2 - upstairs in the Library

On each floor some study spaces have Newman computers on them, indicated by "pc".

Some study spaces are at desks with power so you can charge your device if you are using one.

We have also made some more comfortable, relaxed seating available, in case you prefer this rather than a formal study desk or table.

If you prefer to study in silence, we have bookable individual study spaces without computers, in the Silent Study area on Level 2.

We also have 2 pods and 2 presentation booths available for booking - for use by a single person only (unless you have a disability and have a support worker with you).
Please note - pod doors must remain open as air conditioning cannot be used.

We have some study spaces which have specialist assistive technology attached and also a microfilm reader and print facility. These spaces are not suitable for other study uses - so please only book these if you need to use this equipment.

Subject to demand, you will be able to book the type of study space that best suits your needs.

Individual study space - with computer

There are bookable individual study spaces with a computer on Level 0, 1 and 2 of the Library Table with computer and power

These spaces will suit you if you want to work on a Newman pc. They have:

  • Computer

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Individual study space, power, light - no computer

There are bookable individual study spaces with power and light on Level 1 and 2 of the Library. Table, with power and light

These spaces have no computer - this will suit you if want to bring your own laptop and charger. They have:

  • Power
  • Light

Book at Click and Study!

Individual study space, power - no computer

There are bookable individual study spaces with power on Level 1 and 2 of the Library. Table with power, no computer

These spaces have no computer - this will suit you if want to bring your own laptop and charger. They have:

  • Power

Book at Click and Study!

Individual study space, power, light, height adjustable - no computer

There are bookable individual study spaces with power and light and a height adjustable table on Level 0, 1 and 2 of the Library.Table, height adjustable, with power and light 

This space has no computer - this will suit you if want to bring your own laptop and charger. It has these features:

  • Height adjustable
  • Power
  • Light

Book at Click and Study!


For the most up to date COVID-19 related changes, check our COVID-19 webpage.

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