It’s exam time for many of you and we’d like to remind you about the best areas to study if like Sherlock to need a bit of peace and quiet to concentrate…
Everyone likes a different environment and if you happen to be one of those that cherishes the silence – here are the best places to study…
There is a silent study room on level 2 or there’s a quiet study room on level 4
At Collegiate library
The silent study room is on the first floor, you’ll find it to your left in the quiet study room. There is another quiet study room on the ground floor in the foyer area too
Please help us to keep the silent areas silent – it really is crucial for some!
If you need to report a disturbance between 9am – 5pm you can do this online via chat. Library staff will alert security staff who will come and walk round the reported area. From 5pm to 9am (and at any other times if you prefer), please tell security staff at the Reception desks about any disturbances, again they will come and have a walk round or talk to anyone as necessary.
This month, the area above the café in the Adsetts Library is being transformed into a Skills Hub, a centre for skills support and advice.
In order to get this work done, we have closed the space for the whole of December.
You can still access the Visual Resources Room until 7th December, using the stairs at the rear of the café ( next to the Costa machine ). However, this service will be moving down to level 3 on 8th December and will reopen on 9th December in room 3.05. The filing cabinets containing the slide collection, have moved to The Stack on level 1.
Building work will start early next week, once the area has been cleared, and we hope to have this new vibrant learning space open ready for the New Year.
Lots of people have told us they want to work in peace and quiet, so we’ve dedicated some areas of the learning centres to quiet and silent study. The idea is that these are individual study spaces, not for group work, perfect for when you’re revising or concentrating on an essay.
Quiet study – it’s ok to whisper if you need to but keep it brief. Adsetts quiet study areas are on levels 2 and 4. Collegiate Learning Centre has quiet study on the first floor.
Silent study – if you need to talk, go somewhere else! Silent study is on the first floor at Collegiate and on level 2 at Adsetts.
Please keep your phone on silent in both quiet and silent study. We’ve got members of staff called Quiet Monitors and they’ll ask anyone who’s being too noisy to be quiet, but it’s mostly up to everyone working in each area to keep it at the noise level they want.
Don’t worry if you need a bit of background buzz to work – there are plenty of areas in the learning centres that aren’t quiet or silent.