Study spaces are in high demand during the exam period, and the Library can be very busy.
A number of group study spaces outside the Library are also available for you to use:
Tait Building: the Garden Café, the sofas near the Students’ Union, the tables at the entrance to the Tait building from the University Building, the area outside the Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, the learning space next to the City Faith Centre
University Building: the Pavilion (the area near the main entrance), the sofas near the main entrance coffee shop, the coffee shop, the refectory, the breakout spaces in the stairwell to BM02
Drysdale Building: the breakout spaces on the lower ground floor, the area in front of the Careers Service
Students can book a desk to study for up to three hours a day, a maximum of four times a week. Each session can be booked up to one week in advance. The full terms and conditions are given in the booking process.
All the spaces will be bookable Mon – Fri 9am – 9pm, and midday – 6pm on weekends.
The desks will be clearly marked so you can find the place you booked. And remember, if a space is empty then you can study there without a booking, but you will need to make way when someone with a booking arrives.
The desks are bookable 2nd – 18th January inc. You can make a booking up to seven days in advance.
Northampton Square Library
The bookable desks are on Level 5 and can be found on the Spencer Street side just beyond the Help Desk.
Cass Learning Resource Centre
There are ten desks in the quiet area of the library.
Level 6 of the Northampton Square Library will be closed Thursday 21st June – Tuesday 31st July inc. This is to allow for works related to staff offices to take place.
In order to minimise disruption we have scheduled this work to take place in off-peak times, apologies for any inconvenience this causes you.
Silent study spaces
Monday 25th June – Sunday 15th July inc.
Due to the temporary closure of Level 4 for building work, silent study spaces will only be available on Level 5.
For the same reason, there won’t be any silent study PC lab available at the Northampton Square Library.
Monday 16th July – Tuesday 31st July inc.
Silent study spaces will be available on Levels 4 and 5.
A silent study PC lab will remain available on Level 4.