Northampton Square Bookable Silent Study Spaces

Bookable silent study spaces will be returning during the 24/7 opening period at Northampton Square in January.

Students can book a space to study on weekdays from 4th – 22nd January. Sessions of two or three hour blocks are available between 9am and 9pm and users can book one session a day, with a maximum of two a week. The full terms and conditions are on the bookings page.

The spaces themselves are on Level 5 and can be found on the Spencer Street side beyond the enquiry desk. They are specially decorated to show which is which, too!

Some of the Bookable Silent Study Rooms waiting to be booked
Some of the Bookable Silent Study Spaces waiting to be booked

Northampton Square Library Group Study Rooms

Starting January 2016 the Group Study Rooms at Northampton Square will be locked outside staffed hours.

You can book the rooms for use during staffed hours up to two weeks in advance.

We have recently been working with IT to upgrade the PCs in rooms 3F, 3G, 3H, 3J, and 3K.  3C will be upgraded soon.  Thank you for your patience whilst we did this work.

Are you going to be revising for your exams or studying over the Christmas break?

We can now confirm our opening times for the holiday period.

From Monday 21st December the will be open from 9am to 10pm (reference and self-service after 5pm), closing at 3pm on Thursday 24th December and re-opening on between Tuesday 29th December and Thursday 31st December from 10am to 6pm (reference and self-service).

Access during these times will only be available to City University students and staff.

Usual weekend services will recommence Saturday the 2nd January.

The library will close at 3pm on Thursday 24th December and will re-open on Saturday 2nd January, commencing 24 hour opening from Monday 4th January at 8.30am.

The libraries will close at 3pm on Thursday 24th December and will re-open with usual hours at 9am on Monday 4th January.

24/7 Opening 

To help support you during the exam period Northampton Square Library and Cass Learning Resource Centre will be open 24/7 from 8:30am Monday 4th January until midnight Friday 22nd January.

 Before travelling in, please check the opening times at each site

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Audio-Visual (AV) Collection Move

The AV Collection can now be found on level 2 of the Northampton Square Library  next to the reception desk.  The collection includes CDs and DVDs across a range of disciplines, including film, music, documentaries and health sciences.  To see what we have you can browse the collection by searching CityLibrary Search and narrowing your results to content type DVD or CD.
 You will need your University ID card to access the collection and borrowing is limited to five DVDs or CDs at a time. DVD players are available to use in the room, please ask at the Northampton Square Library Reception Desk for headphones.
Please contact your Subject Librarian if you need help using the Library’s AV collections or if you need assistance in finding other audio-visual related materials.
AV Collection – Level 2, Northampton Square Library

Book an appointment with a librarian

Subject Librarians at Northampton Square offer 1 to 1 meetings where you can discuss your specialist research needs or get help with literature searching, using e-resources or citing and referencing. 

You can now book an appointment with a librarian online by visiting or accessing your specific Subject Guide. When booking an appointment you will be asked to select a specific date and time and answer a few questions about the research you’ve done so far.


Each librarian has their own set of expert skills so before making a booking click the i symbol next to their name to make sure they have the right knowledge to help you. 

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Once the appointment is made you will receive a booking confirmation and a reminder via email. If you can’t keep the appointment, please cancel in good time.

What we are not permitted to do

Librarians cannot  proof read or correct your written work. If you need support in essay planning or writing skills please contact Academic Learning Support