Our libraries offer computer desks and study spaces in a range of different zones, so that you can study in a way that suits your learning style.

Do I need to book to use a study space?

You no longer need to book to make use of study spaces or PCs in Augustine House or Salomons library. 

You can book a group study room in Augustine House using MyBookings

There are over 1,000 study places across our libraries, with a range of PCs, Macs and printers. We offer Wi-Fi access and power sockets for your own devices, movable and height-adjustable desks, individual seats, large tables and sofas.

We also provide:

  • lockers so you can keep your belongings secure whilst you are studying (Augustine House).
  • Faith Spaces in Augustine House and Lucy Fildes House (Salomons) for the use of students and staff. 
  • Baby changing and breast feeding facilities at both Augustine House and Lucy Fildes House.

You can view maps of both Augustine House and the Salomons Institute to help you navigate the spaces.

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.

Silent Zone

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.

  • 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 Atrium.

Quiet Zone

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.

  • 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 Atrium.

Group Study Zones

The west wing on the ground and first floor are group study zones. There are also bookable group study rooms on the first, second and third floors of the Augustine House Library, each with a PC and large screen. You can use these rooms to do collaborative work, such as group assignments or practicing presentations. You can book a group study room in Augustine House using MyBookings

  • 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.
  • Quiet calls allowed – please keep phones on vibrate/silent. No calls on loud speaker please.

Atrium

In Augustine House, all study spaces in the atrium are more relaxed and informal. You can use them for more 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.
  • Stay connected – Feel free to use this area for video chat, online meetings or catching up with home.
  • Cold food only – no hot, smelly or noisy food.
  • Phones allowed – please take your phone here to make calls. You can leave the ringer of your phone on when you’re in the atrium. Perfect if you're expecting an important call.
  • 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!
  • At Augustine House, you can report noise issues here.

Please remember to follow the  Code of Conduct  at all times in our libraries:

To support you in your studies there are a range of PCs and Macs available for use across all campuses.

Whether you want to catch up on some work in between lectures on campus, get a head start on your next assignment or tune in to your latest online session (remembering to use headphones!) then there is a study space for you with the latest technology.

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 library

Anastasia SemaanEducation Studies / Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Studies

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