Enhanced Postgraduate workroom & Library study spaces

Open Day June 2013 DSEver wondered where is best in the Library to study in silence, as a group, to practice presentations or access the web? With our central location and 24/7/365 access, we try our best to offer a range of spaces to suit a variety of needs. We have over 1200 individual spaces, providing seating for 1 in every 12 enrolled students.

Find out more about our study spaces below:

Postgraduate workroom – Library Level 5workroom1

This is a designated postgraduate space which has recently been upgraded to feature 12 new high-spec PCs and a display of the University’s Images of Research. The room is found on the East side of Level 5 in L5.07. Postgraduates can enter the room using their Library card. You can view the weekly timetable for this room online.

Bookable workrooms for groups – Library Levels 1,  2 and 4

workroomAt the rear West corner of Level 2 are a couple of bookable group workrooms with projectors and whiteboards. One room has an interactive screen. An ideal space if you want to discuss your project work, revise as a group or practice a presentation.

A small group study room with whiteboard can also be found adjacent to the Library’s PC training room on Level 1. IMG_4544For both rooms, you can use a sign up sheet on the door to book up slots of up to two hours per week.

There is also a bookable workroom with a projector and whiteboard near the front of Level 4, as well as a larger, non-bookable group study area.

Assistive Technology room – Library Level 3

At the front of Level 3 adjacent to the main PC area is a room with computers and other equipment for students with disabilities, such as Screenreader technology. For more information on the technology available and how to access the room, please contact the Student Disability Advice team.

Silent study – Library Level 5

The whole floor has been designated silent study due to student feedback – ideal for revision and individual study.

Quiet study – Library Levels 1, 3 and 4

These floors remain quiet, but not absolutely silent. Tquiethere are also specific Quiet study zones away from the busier areas on both Level 3 and Level 4.

Services and social space – Library Level 2

seating and workstationsThe Library’s services including Reader Services (including self-service machines and Issue Desk), Copy & Print, as well as BUCS Service Desk, the University Reception and Library Security desk, are all on Level 2.

The main floor space is very flexible and students can work in groups, use the whiteboards and socialise. There is also a snack area at the front of the building, immediately to your right before you enter through the turnstiles.

Computers and wireless access

Level 3 floor pictures 019The glass-fronted portion of the Library on Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5 is dedicated to PC space. You can check PC availability online before coming to the Library.

The entire building is wireless enabled and there are laptop docking points across the floors.

What do you think of our study spaces?

Comment on this post to let us know which study spaces you prefer and which you would like to see more (or less!) of. If you would like to learn more about our study rooms, BUCS support and how to book extra equipment see our Study areas web page.

Finally, remember we are more than just a physical space; you can also make the most of our online presence, explore our Library website and e-resources.

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