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Study Space Booking

Study spaces in the Libraries are for individual use only and must be booked in advance. They are only available for students who are legally allowed to access campus:

  • studying on one of the designated courses (health, social work, teacher training)
  • without alternative access to broadband or a PC/laptop
  • without adequate study facilities at home

Both Libraries are arranged into 'areas' with study spaces available in all areas. In general these are by floor and whether there is a PC available.

  • you can make a maximum of three bookings per week.
  • study spaces are for individual study only, no collaborative work or study bubbles.

Students who need to come onto campus can take two free lateral flow tests per week for Covid-19, bookable via MyHub. Full details are available on the University's Coronavirus webpages.

Please follow the guidance on hands, space and face whilst on campus and wear your face covering at all times, including whilst studying.

To book a space follow the links below. Follow the instructions and make sure you confirm your booking by clicking on the "Submit my booking" button at the end of the process. You will receive an email confirming your booking and a reminder 24 hours before your booking time. 

Due to the current level of Covid-19 restrictions you won't be able to browse the bookshelves. If you want to borrow books please use our Click & Collect service.

If you have any questions, we’re always happy to help, 24/7; just use the Contact Us buttons on the right.

YouTube video: How to make a study space booking

Emergency evacuation procedures

If the fire alarm sounds please leave the Library immediately by the nearest fire exit. Do not use the lifts.

"Safe havens" are designated for people with mobility difficulties. 

Use of your data

The Library card access system records information from Campus Cards when you enter the Libraries.

In order to assist the NHS COVID-19 Test and Trace service we will keep a temporary electronic record of your contact details for 21 days.

We will not use the data for any other purpose and will only share the data if it is directly requested by relevant authorities. We will hold and dispose of the data in a safe and secure manner.

Further information on how the University processes and shares staff and student data is specified within Privacy Notices available under the Information Governance section of our University Policies web pages, including our COVID-19 policy