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Click and Study: Click and Study

Click & Study Information

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. 

COVID-19 safety rules still apply.

You must follow the terms and conditions below if you want to use the Click & Study service:

  1. Click & Study is available only when the Library is open.
  2. You can book for a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 6 hours. Please only book the space for the time you need, so other students can access our study spaces.
  3. You are expected to follow the University's guidance on face coverings and social distancing

These terms and conditions should be read alongside the Library's general policies and regulations.

  1. Follow the ‘Click and Study’ link
  2. Enter your personal details when prompted
  3. Choose a date, and the type of individual study space you wish to use.

You will receive a confirmation email with a booking reference.

Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.

There are bookable study spaces on all three floors of the Library.
There are a number of different options and features that you can choose when you book:

  • Study spaces that have Newman computers on them are indicated by "pc".
  • You can request a space with power available, so that you can charge any devices you are using.
  • If you prefer to study in silence, we have study spaces without computers available in the Silent Study area on Level 2.
  • Pods and presentation booths can be used by up to three people.

We have some study spaces which have specialist assistive technology attached, including:

  • Height-adjustable desks with and without Newman computers
  • A desk with a book magnifier and text-to-speech scanner

These spaces are not suitable for other study uses - so please only book these if you need to use this equipment.

You do not need to wear a face covering or leave the door open when using group work spaces, providing you are following the University's guidance on face coverings and social distancing

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.

Frequently asked questions about Click & Study

Yes! During your Click and Study visit you can leave your seat, and make use of all of the Library's facilities. Our staff are here and ready to help you during our staffed opening hours

You are expected to follow the University's guidance on face coverings and social distancing

You will need to observe the following rules if you want to use Zoom (or any other videoconferencing services) in the Library:

  1. You can only use Zoom on level 1 of the Library only
  2. You must bring and use your own headphones for the session
  3. Respect the privacy of other people in your meeting and in the Library when you use a camera or microphone
  4. Be aware of the volume of your voice and talk as quietly as possible
  5. Mute your microphone (and camera, if reasonable) when you are not actively taking part.

We may ask you to stop using Zoom if it is causing a disturbance to other Library users.

You can now use the Library to study with others. Either find a suitable space in the Library when you arrive, alternatively you can book a Pod or Presentation booth up to two weeks in advance.

You do not need to wear a face covering or leave the door open when using group work spaces, providing you are following the University's guidance on face coverings and social distancing

You are expected to follow the University's guidance on face coverings and social distancing

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

  • Hand sanitizer is available as you enter the University, and by the Library entrance
  • Desks are cleaned daily by housekeeping staff
  • There are 'Cleaning Stations' available on each level of the library, for you to sanitise your study space if you want to

Video guide to Click & Study

Our 5-minute video takes you through the Click & Study process, from booking through to finding your study space and checking in.

Study space examples

Example of an individual study space without power socket or reading light

Individual study space

An example of a bookable study space with a PC

Individual study space with computer

Example of a study desk with a power socket and reading light

Individual study space with power socket and reading light

Example of heigh-adjustable desk

Individual study space with height-adjustable desk, power socket and reading light

Example of individual study space with height-adjustable desk and computer

Individual study space with height-adjustable desk and computer

Example of individual study space with access to assistive technology

Individual study space with access to assistive technology

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