The majority of the spaces and seats in the Library are available on a first come, first served basis and do not require advance booking. However we have a number of bookable individual and group study spaces, which you can book up to two weeks in advance, or when you arrive in the Library if they're available.
Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis. You may book up to two weeks in advance.
The system will give you the maximum booking (6 hours or the next booking, whichever is earlier). If you do not need this amount of time, please help others by only booking what you need
These terms and conditions should be read alongside the Library's general policies and regulations.
You must follow the terms and conditions below if you want to use the Book a Study Space service:
Of course! During staffed hours, you can come to the Service Desk on level 1 or contact us by phone or email if you are not on campus. We will be happy to help you book a space.
Outside of staffed hours, you will only be able to use the self-service booking system.
Yes! During your visit you can leave your seat, and make use of all of the Library's facilities. However, you should still take care of your personal belongings. Do not leave valuables unattended, and if you are going to be away for longer than a few minutes, we recommend that you take all of your belongings with you.
If you find someone sat in your booked seat, it is most likely that they did not know that it was bookable, or may be at the end of their booking and are trying to get a bit more work done before the next person comes along.
In these circumstances, you can approach them and politely request to move out of the space so you can use it. However, before you do this, it is worth double checking the time and space that you have booked, just to make sure you haven't made a mistake.
If you don't feel comfortable doing this, or there you encounter any issues, then you can ask a member of staff to help you during staffed hours.
You will need to observe the following rules if you want to use video conferencing apps in the Library:
We may ask you to stop using video conferencing apps or move to a different area if it is causing a disturbance to other Library users.
Yes! You do not need to book a space for group study unless you wish to use a group study pod or booth, in which case it is strongly recommended that you use the Book a Study Space service to book in advance. Bookings can be made up to two weeks in advance.
Please respect the noise policies of the study zone you are in when you are working in a group. This means, in Quiet Zones, you keep voices to a minimum. No group work is allowed in our Silent Zones.