From Monday 8th January we have a new room bookings system in place for Curzon Library, which includes the individual/group study rooms within the library, as well as the new study rooms within the Open Learning Zone in Curzon B (available as soon as the area is fully open).
The new form is easy to use – just select up to two hours and confirm your booking within 1 hour by clicking the link sent to your university email.
The new link is available here – please update your old bookmarks!
General rules for study rooms
Please don’t exceed the maximum number of people stated on the door to each room! Sometimes we find 4 or 5 people squished into a 2-person room – asides from being really uncomfortable for you, it’s a health and safety issue. Group rooms are available, plus there’s loads of space in Curzon B for group study.
Remember that most of our study rooms are within the yellow quiet zones. They aren’t soundproof, so if you’re chatting loudly or playing music, you’re potentially disturbing those around you who are trying to study.
No food or drinks allowed! It’s a small space, often with computer equipment present. Spillages, litter and smelly food make it unpleasant for those using the room after you, so we ask that you eat/drink in the designated cafe areas within the building. Plus, it’s good to have a break from studying.
Please don’t leave belongings in the rooms when you’re not in there – we wouldn’t want them to go missing, and it’s not fair to other students who are prevented from using the space because of it. If we find unattended bags/laptops/coats in rooms then we will ask security officers to remove them.
You’ve been asking for extra space, and here’s a sneak preview of what we’re currently up to at Curzon Library! We’re adding over 100 extra study spaces, with tables and chairs of all shapes and sizes to make sure that … Continue reading →
A hot topic at the moment (particularly at the City Centre Campus) is the issue of study space.
Where can I find study space at the City Centre Campus?
We know Curzon Library is usually very busy during the daytime – we’re open 24/7 so you can stagger your study times where possible, or explore some of the other study spaces on campus. Did you know you can study in the social areas around our buildings, as well as classrooms that aren’t being used? Millennium Point and Parkside building are open until midnight during term-time.
Can I study at another campus?
Yes! You are welcome to use any of our campuses. There are 6 libraries and a number of social areas in other buildings. Just remember to take your University ID card and double-check the opening hours.
One of our favourite things is to listen to our customer’s feedback, good and bad! Positive feedback allows us to celebrate what we do well, and negative feedback tells us where we can improve.
We recently got our gardening gloves out and created some feedback trees in Curzon, Mary Seacole, Conservatoire and Kenrick Libraries. We left some paper leaves out and asked you to fill the trees with your comments.
We received lots of feedback about study space, computers and study rooms at Curzon, as well as lots of nice comments about our staff and resources overall. We’re going to address the space issue very soon by promoting the underused study space outside of our libraries, and we will pass on your feedback about how much you appreciate our hard-working staff.
Some of my personal favourites were these thinkers:
Many thanks to everybody who took the time to write their comments. We’re hoping to compile these soon for you all to read, so keep an eye out!
We’ve got a number of individual and group study rooms in both Curzon and Kenrick Libraries. If you need a quiet place to study, or if you’re working as a group, these rooms are ideal for you. They get booked up quickly so make sure you reserve your space.