The Main Library has thirteen group study rooms, seating between five to eight students. They are not for use as individual study areas, and are not for meetings between students and tutors, mentors, etc. Each has an LCD screen, which you can attach a device to using the cables provided. They all have a whiteboard, except rooms 4, 5, 9 and 10 - please bring your own whiteboard markers/dry-wipe pens.
They can be booked in advance online, or you can book it at the door using your University ID card. They're available during our service hours.
See our map to find the locations of the rooms.
- For five people: first floor (rooms 4 and 5)
- For six people: second floor (rooms 9 and 10), third floor (rooms 12 and 13).
- For eight people: first floor (rooms 1, 2, 3), second floor (rooms 6, 7, 8), third floor (room 11).
How to book
- Book online in advance. You can book a slot of one to two hours at a time. You can book up to two weeks in advance.
- You will be emailed a PIN - you will need this to access the room, along with your University ID card.
- You can give the PIN to other members of your group - they can enter the room using their card as well.
- You can book a maximum of two slots per day, six slots per week, and 24 per calendar month.
- You must cancel your booking if you can't make it. Repeated no-shows will result in a two-week ban. Group study rooms are popular and we need to make sure they are used fairly.
- You can book a room at the door if it is free.
- Please be considerate when booking: the group study rooms are for all students to use and they are very popular. They are not for single occupancy.
- You must enter your PIN at the door at the start of your booking, otherwise you will get a no show and the room will display as bookable - another group might book it and you may have to leave.
- You must leave the room, and take your belongings with you, at the end of your booking.
- Group Study Rooms are for the use of students only. They are not for academic staff, and are not to be used for teaching purposes.
- Group Study Rooms are not available for visitors.
- Attach your device to the screen using the HDMI lead provided.
- Switch on your laptop.
- Turn on the screen using the remote control.
- The screen's input should be set up as HDMI1. If you can't connect your laptop, and the input isn't HDMI1, change the input.
- The televisions are not set up to play sound, to avoid disturbing nearby library users.
Whiteboards are available in rooms 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13.