This article will explain where you can study in the Library. The Library offers a range of different zones that will allow you to study in conditions that suit you most.

Where's Your Zone

We want all students to have a great place to study and research and we realise that what suits one student does not always suit another. The Library therefore has zoning throughout, with different activities permitted in different zones.


General Behaviour


  • No smoking within the library or around the entrance area as indicated on the exterior of the building
  • No alcohol on library premises
  • All users have a right to study without unnecessary disturbance or distraction
  • All users have a responsibility to respect the rights of others (both staff and students)
  • Carry your student/staff card with you at all times and produce it on request
  • Handle all library materials with care
  • Drinks must be in lidded containers in the Library
  • Place litter in bins provided
  • Log out of computers if you take a break, so others may use them while you are away.


Study Zones

In much of the Library and in 3rd Space in the Student Centre next door you can work on your own or in groups amid an energising buzz of activity.


  • Please think of others and keep your conversations at a reasonable volume 
  • Cold snack food may be consumed
  • Hot food can be consumed only if purchased from the Library cafe


The marked Individual Silent Study zones on the upper two floors of the Library are a haven for silently studying on your own without distractions.


  • Mobile phones must be in silent mode and only texting is permitted
  • Headphones may be used but they must not create a noise others can hear
  • Food is not allowed
  • Talking and group work are not permitted


Please take the time to find the study area that is right for you.

For more information visit the Library website

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