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Study spaces in a Covid secure environment

Due to the ongoing national restrictions access to our study spaces also continues to be restricted by the requirement to book and the requirement to operate a COVID-secure environment.

We all have a critical role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19, by booking a study space you are reminded of our Campus Community Pledge which sets out the behaviours we expect from our community.

Our staff have the authority to ask any student to leave the premises who is not following the COVID-secure access rules in operation, for example the need to observe social distancing and the use of face coverings. Action may be taken by the University under the Student Disciplinary Regulations for breaches which are considered to be Misconduct.

Those on campus should continue to get tested for COVID-19 twice a week at our on-campus test centre, please follow this link for more information

Book a study space

  • Individual study spaces currently available in the Library are based on Floor 1 and Floor 2, Floor 3 is available from Monday 26 April
  • Spaces are available with a PC, without a PC and accessible study spaces.
  • Spaces can be booked 10am - 4pm , 7 days a week
  • If you want to book more than 1 hour, you need to book consecutive slots.  Specify the same type of space on the same floor, so you can stay in the same space for the length of the booking.  E.g. 10-11, 11-12 and 12-1 allows a stay of 10-1.
  • Your booking confirmation will be emailed to your email address
  • Please cancel your booking if you do not need it by following the link on your confirmation email 

To book a study space click the link above.

Study space bookings - Terms and Conditions

  • ​​​​​Please do not arrive more than five minutes before your allotted slot
  • You will need to check in with a member of staff at the ground floor on arrival to confirm your booking
  • Library study spaces are for individual study only
  • In-line with University policy you should wear a face covering in communal areas. Please ensure you comply, unless exempt
  • If you can no longer attend, please cancel your booking so that it can be allocated to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw the right to book a space from students who fail to attend a booking or bookings without a valid reason
  • We request that you wipe down your workstation prior to use. There are wipe stations on each floor.
  • Please make sure you obey social distancing rules and any signs in the communal areas of the Library such as toilets.
  • If you need to use the lift please limit it to 1 person at a time
  • At the end of your booking please bin all rubbish and clean down your workstation with the available wipes.
  • Please ensure you leave promptly at the end of your booking and ensure that the space is clean and tidy for the next user.

Failure to comply with the terms and condition will result in you being asked to leave the library. You may subsequently have the ability to book a study space withdrawn if we conclude that your conduct may endanger the safety of others.