The Library

Studying in the Library

Silent study

We have silent study if you like to work in silence:

Sheila Silver Library: 105, 110, 203, 214 and third floor silent study area
Headingley Library: two silent study rooms on the first floor

Food and drink are not allowed in Silent Study.

If you wish to talk please use the Group Study Areas.

Please switch off your mobile phones.

You will be asked to move if your behaviour disturbs others. Please let staff know at the Help and Information Point if the study environment is not being respected.

Group study

You can work in a group on each floor of Sheila Silver Library and the ground floor of Headingley Library. These areas have desktop plug sockets and connection to the wireless network.

Skills for Learning provides information on working effectively in a group.

You can also book a meeting or presentation room for groups of 4 or more students:

Book a Room

Choose the right study space!

Find out about your preferred learning style via our Skills for Learning website to make sure you choose the right study space!

Study space image

Photo of study space at Sheila Silver Library


There are over 800 PCs across the two Libraries.  

You can use the PCs in the IT Labs if there is no teaching timetabled - check PC Availability or the timetable outside each room.

You can also borrow a laptop from AV Loans to use in the Library or bring in your own and use the wireless network.

PC Availability

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Floor plans

Floor plans and more information about accessing both Campus Libraries can be found on the Find us page