November 15, 2016, by Ian Kingsbury

Make the most of the new George Green Library

The new George Green Library is now complete! To help library users – new and returning – find their way around, lookout for the boards at each entrance of the library indicating how busy the library is, and where space and help is available.

GGL books

Lookout for study space throughout the new GGL, with books on B, C and E

More than just a library

There are a number of features common to several floors:

  • books on B, C and E and print journals on C and E
  • study spaces on all floors
  • short stay PCs and library catalogues on A, B, C, and E
  • PCs on B, C, D and F
  • print, copy and scan machines on A, B, C, E and F
  • fully accessible toilets on A, B, C and E and non-gendered toilets on A

Library staff with green lanyards are roving around the building and are always happy to help you wherever you are – so feel free to ask any questions you may have.

GGL cafe

The cafe on A floor is a great place to meet, refuel and study

For a trial period the individual and group study rooms cannot be pre-booked. We’ll be asking you for feedback on this in January, to inform how the rooms are used in the future.

Certain services and spaces are unique to individual floors:

A floor

As you walk into the library on A floor, you’ll find self-service including reserved items, the lending desk and help point, with a Starbucks café providing more study space.  Self-service laptop lockers, a computer training room and two integrated learning rooms can also be found.

B floor

GGL computers

You’ll find computer catalogues on floors A, B, C and E

On B floor and you’ll find the IT Smart Bar where you can find face-to-face IT support. This floor is also home to a large group study area as well as four large group study rooms and four language labs.

C floor

There are eight group study rooms of different sizes and an assistive technology room on C floor, as well as lots of silent study space.

D floor

This is one of several floors where you’ll find silent study space.

E floor

E floor boasts twenty individual study rooms. Simply borrow a key from the lending desk to use a room for up to three hours. In addition you can find extra silent study space on this floor.

F floor

The unique feature on this floor is the dedicated postgraduate and staff silent study space.


Our library staff recently had a go at producing some Vines to explain key GGL features and services. We’re planning on producing more, including for other libraries, but in the meantime here are some informative 6 second videos (hover your mouse over the videos to read the captions):

Keep in touch 

Find out more about University libraries on our website. You can also keep up-to-date with developments at George Green Library – as well as our other seven UK libraries – by following @UoNLibraries on Twitter.

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