Returning students will notice that Level 6 is closed for refurbishment as part of our wider work to develop the library estate.
Levels 4 and 5 are still available for silent study. In addition to the silent spaces inside the Library, we have transformed B411c into a silent study room. You can access this new silent study space by taking the lift or stairs from the refectory end of the Level 1 walkway to the 4th floor and following signs to Silent Study.
Our Technobooths and Pods on Level 3 of Northampton Square Library are now available to book for quiet collaborative work. Students can book these spaces for a maximum of two hours per day, up to two weeks in advance. You can book these online through our new look bookings pages.
Technobooths are ideal for working with your colleagues on a group project or presentation as they are equipped with a large screen which you can plug your own laptop into. Our quiet collaborative pods are great if you want to study in the same place as your friends.
If you want to study in a group, then our group study rooms and spaces on Level 2 are for you.
Over the summer we installed nearly 700 metres of shelving on Level 3 and moved 1.2 km of books to spread the library stock across three levels of Northampton Square Library; the same length as Oxford Street from Oxford Circus to Marble Arch stations! As a result you will see some empty shelves on Level 5.
You will now find your books on Levels 3, 4, and 5. CityLibrary Search has also been updated to show you which level the book you are after is on.
All this work was done in preparation for planned developments to our spaces. Watch this space for more information in the coming months…