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Book a Study Space

Sit, study, browse, and borrow.

Book a study space

During the 2020-21 Semester 1 period, we have implemented a booking system for anybody who would like to use Curzon or Mary Seacole Libraries. The booking system is in place for contact tracing reasons and to ensure that each space is cleaned between bookings. You can use the time to sit and study, browse the shelves and borrow items, as well as use library facilities such as printing.

How do I book?

Follow the link below to our space booking website and select a green three hour slot from the booking grid at the bottom of the page.

Book a Study Space

Can I book a space with friends?

Due to strict social distancing guidelines, only individual seats and rooms are available. This is in line with government and university policy. You may only use the specific seat you have booked and we kindly ask that you don't move the furniture.

Although study bubbles apply in classroom settings, we have no way of policing this in social learning areas therefore no group study is available at this time.

How long can I stay?

Sessions are for fixed three hour periods, beginning at 8am, 11.30am, 3pm, and 6.30pm. You can arrive at any time during your booked session, but you will be asked to leave at the end of the fixed time so that cleaning can take place ready for the next session. You will be allowed one booking per day, and a maximum of two bookings per week.

Morning Midday Afternoon Evening
08:00 - 11:00 11:30 - 14:30 15:00 - 18:00 18:30 - 22:00

Study rooms for disabled users

At both Curzon and Mary Seacole Libraries, rooms are available for users who Student Affairs have identified as being in need of a secure and accessible space. You may bring your support worker with you to use the room.

These rooms can be booked using the space booking link (choose "accessible rooms" as the location) or via the online chat service

Please note that bookings made online must be mediated by library staff. If you would like a room at short notice, please contact us via chat.

Can I visit the library without booking?

During Semester 1, we are keeping our libraries COVID-19 secure which means that you can only enter the space if you have booked in advance. This system will likely be in place until restrictions ease across the university, and in line with government guidelines.

What if I only want to borrow books?

If you only want to borrow books without booking a space, we also have a click and collect service available during Semester 1.

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