Help with Finding a Study Space or Computer

Posted on May 17, 2012


Boots Library Ground Floor Computer Area

At this very busy time of year, one of the things we hear most from students is that there aren’t enough study areas or computers available for them to use.  We do have some suggestions to help with this:

  • Borrow a laptop.  We have laptops that you can loan from the main information desk which will connect to the wireless Internet.
  • Check the PC availability screens – these are in the Boots Library by the lift, and on the fourth floor.  We also have the same information available on the library website 
  • Try using some of the computer labs outside of the library.  There are resource rooms in the Newton and Chaucer buildings, and Bass Management Centre room 323 is often available for anybody to use.
  • If you’re planning on coming in to do quite a lot of work, it’s best that you arrive early.  The library is very busy after 10am.  If you can get here before then, you  should have no problem finding a space to work in.

In addition to these, to help alleviate some of the pressure on Boots study space at the weekends, University Security have agreed to open up the Chaucer Café IT area, and the IT rooms round the corner from the café, each weekend from now until the end of term. The opening hours will be 8am-8.30pm.

If you have any feedback or suggestions for us about this, please let us know.