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Main Library zoning

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Customers who use any of the facilities within the Library are expected to comply both with a general 'code of considerate behaviour' and the rules applying to the particular Zone they are working in.

Any customer whose behaviour is deemed unacceptable by a member of Library staff may be asked to leave. He or she will only be admitted again the following day.

There is a cafe on the ground floor which serves hot drinks, soup and cold snacks.

The Main Library provides over 2000 study spaces. There are two categories of study space: the Individual Study Zone and the Group Study Zone - each having their own 'code of conduct'.

Library zones

Individual Study

All areas of the Main Library which are not Group Study Zones are for silent, individual study.

You may:

You must not:

Group Study

Green 2 is for quiet, group study.

You may:

You must not:


Mobile phones

You may use mobile phones only in the following areas: The Library lounge; main staircases (Stairs 1, 2 and 3); and the Red-Green and Red-Purple stone staircases.

Code of Considerate Behaviour

We want you to enjoy using the study facilities in this Library. To ensure all our customers can study without hindrance we ask you to comply with the following:

Library staff implementing this code and other library policies must be treated with courtesy and respect at all times.

Customers who breach this code may be asked to leave the Library and could be temporarily excluded from all the libraries of the University of Manchester Library for at least the remainder of that day.