The library is offering a Click and Study service. This will make a limited number of bookable computer desks and study spaces in Augustine House and Salomons Institute library available for essential work, research or study.
The study spaces are to be used for individual study and will be 2 metres apart from each other. Social distancing will be in place throughout.
Study spaces are available throughout the opening hours of the building. Please note that study spaces will be closed at certain points throughout the day for cleaning. You can book multiple study slots during a single day.
Study spaces can be booked up to two weeks in advance. You will require your smartcard and a face covering to access the building. Please use the NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app to indicate the floor you are studying on. QR codes are available at the entrance of each study area. If you don’t have access to the app you can use our online form.
You will be able to:
At present you won’t be able to:
We are working on making all these facilities available by the start of next semester.
We understand that your study needs will differ throughout the peaks and troughs of the academic year. We have four different study zones to help you find a space that suits your learning style. In the light of coronavirus pandemic we are planning to adapt our existing study zones as follows:
The Silent Zones are in the west wing of the second and third floors of Augustine House. These areas are for times when you need to work on your own in silence.
The Quiet Zones are available on the east wing of the second and third floor. These are spaces to focus on your work. Most PCs and printers are in these areas.
The first floor (west wing) is a group work zone. There are also 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 practising presentations. As part of our Covid-19 measures group study rooms currently have a maximum capacity of 2. You can book a study room by using the Click and Study service.
All study spaces in the atrium can be used 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.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk of exposure to the virus, consider the following questions.
If you answer yes to any of the above questions, then please do not leave home. Please ensure you follow the gov.uk guidance on self-isolation.
I appreciate that there are designated spaces for different learners and students. My favourite zone is the quiet zone because there is a balance between a quiet environment and some conversation. However, when collaborating with others I enjoy working in spaces outside the designated zones or in the small group study rooms that can be booked out. More than anything the variety of choice between the study spaces is what I appreciate within the libraryAnastasia SemaanEducation Studies / Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Studies
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