Study spaces

 

There are around 1,000 study places in Augustine House, with 350 PCs, 200 laptops, and printers on each floor. We also offer Wi-Fi access and power sockets for your own devices, movable and height-adjustable desks, individual seats, large tables and sofas throughout the building.

You can check PC availability here, or using the IT Services tile on the Portal.

Click here for a map of Augustine House.

Find a space that suits you

We understand that your study needs will differ throughout the peaks and troughs of the academic year: sometimes you need to work as a group, other times to get your head down and really focus in silence. We have four different study zones in the library to help you find a space that suits your learning style:

Silent Zone: The Silent Zone can be found on the third floor. You can use this area to work in silence.

Quiet Zone: The Quiet Zone includes all areas with books except the Silent Zone. You can use these areas to work quietly with other students or on your own.

Group Work Zones: There are seven bookable Group Study Rooms throughout the library, each equipped with a PC and large screen. You can use these to work together in larger groups.

Social Study Zone: The Social Study Zone can be found on all floors in the centre of the library. You can use these areas to work together in a group, socialise or just relax.

Respect the space and other Library users

Noise

If you are being disturbed by unreasonable noise in any of our Library spaces please do let Library staff know as soon as possible – we’re proud of our spaces and keen to help make sure they are being used appropriately so that everyone can get the best out of them!

You can report noise issues here.

Tidiness

Help keep the spaces neat and tidy by disposing of all litter responsibly. Please recycle all your rubbish using the bins provided.

Code of Conduct

Please remember to follow the Code of Conduct at all times in Augustine House.

Find out more about each zone below:

silent-zoneThe Silent Zone is in the west wing of the third floor, with 75 seats and 46 PCs. This area is for times when you need to work on your own in silence.

  • Work silently - no talking or whispering at all in this area, please.
  • Cold food only - no hot, smelly or noisy food.
  • No leaky headphones - please make sure others can't hear your music.
  • No phones - please keep phones on silent and take phone calls in the Social Study Zone.

quiet-zoneThe Quiet Zone covers the majority of library spaces on every floor to ensure you can always find a space to focus on your work. Most PCs and all printers are in this area.

After 17:30 you can also book and use the Meeting Rooms (AH1.22, AH1.23 and AH1.24) on the first floor.

  • Work quietly - please respect other library users and keep conversations short. Consider using the Group Work Zone or Social Study Zone if you need to discuss your work.
  • Cold food only - no hot, smelly or noisy food.
  • No leaky headphones - please make sure others can't hear your music.
  • No phones - please keep phones on silent and take phone calls in the Social Study Zone.

group-zoneThere are seven bookable group study rooms on the first, second and third floors of the Library, each with a PC and large screen. You can use these rooms to do collaborative work, such as group assignments or practicing presentations.

To book a group study room or check room availability, please visit OnTime or go to "My Calendar" from the Portal. You can also use these study rooms without booking, but you may need to move if others have previously booked the room.

  • For focused group work and collaboration - use these areas when discussion and working together is essential.
  • Cold food only - no hot, smelly or noisy food.
  • No excessive noise - remember the study rooms are not soundproof! Please make sure your conversation or music stays inside your study room.

social-studyThe Social Study Zone is in the middle of each floor. You can use it for more social, casual work or just taking a break from your studies. There are plenty of PCs and desks here, and there is also access to an outdoor terrace from the back of the second floor.

  • For working together and socialising - feel free to discuss work, chat and relax.
  • Cold food only - please keep hot food to the Atrium Cafe.
  • Phones allowed - please take your phone here to make calls.

 

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Last edited: 13/10/2017 11:32:00