March 15, 2022, by Emma
Looking for study space?
Whatever your needs, our libraries have a place for you.
If you have questions, ask any member of Library staff or contact us by Live Chat, email or phone.
Booking study space
Our libraries offer a mix of bookable and drop-in spaces. You don’t need to book to use study space but if you’d like to be sure of a space or have a favourite spot, you can book online up to seven days in advance using Click and Study.
If you book online, remember to check-in to your space at the start of your booking otherwise the space will be released to others. You’ll just need the code from your check-in email.
After 8.45pm, all library spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis, including group spaces for collaborative working.
Extended opening hours
Six of our libraries are in extended opening hours until the end of the Spring term and stay open until 2am, Sunday – Thursday. From 3 – 7 April, these libraries will stay open until 4am to support students observing Ramadan.
Studying on your own?
If you’re looking for a space to do some focused study by yourself, our libraries offer a wide variety of individual study spaces including separate study rooms and spaces with PCs and plug sockets. You can also choose whether to study in our quiet or silent areas.
Taking part in online learning? Providing you wear headphones, you can use any non-silent space in our libraries. The new individual booths on level 2 of Hallward Library are ideal for this.
Alongside the standard rooms and spaces, we also provide:
- Calm spaces – Individual desk and chair in quieter areas of Hallward and Greenfield Medical libraries. These spaces are suitable for people who prefer a less disruptive study environment.
- Postgraduate study spaces – Did you know George Green Library has a postgraduate-only area on F floor? You will need your University Card for access.
- Height adjustable desks – For students who require a height-adjustable desk. Tick the box on the Click and Study booking screen to show suitable spaces.
- Assistive technology rooms - for the use of assistive technology and hardware.
- Enhanced Library Support spaces - dedicated spaces for disabled students and students with a learning difficulty or long-term health condition.
Studying with friends?
Are you working on a project with a group? We have drop-in and bookable group study spaces for every kind of collaborative study session.
- Group study rooms – our bookable group study rooms are specially equipped to accommodate all kinds of learning. You’ll find interactive screens, whiteboards and large seating areas. Different sizes of rooms are available for 2-12 people.
- Group study table – Drop-in and bookable tables and booths for collaborative study.
Your time in our libraries
It’s important to bring your University Card when visiting the library as you will need this to borrow books. If you forget your card, Libraries are trialling using the Username tile of the MyNottingham app to provide access to the library.
You’re welcome to bring drinks and cold food into our libraries. Please only eat hot food in designated café areas.
If you have questions about finding resources or using facilities, ask any member of Library staff (wearing blue lanyards) or contact us by Live Chat, email or phone.
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