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Types of spaces available

Our Library sites are spread across the whole campus and offer a wide variety of spaces, with different types of furniture, layouts and environments to complement the tasks that you are working on.

Quiet study (keep noise to a minimum)

  • Joule Library
  • Main Library - All floors except Green 2
  • Precinct Library
  • Stopford Library - Quiet zone
  • The John Rylands Library

Social study (talking allowed)

  • Alan Gilbert Learning Commons - Oxford Road side of building is silent study during exams
  • Kantorowich Library - social study in rest room (back of library)
  • Main Library - Green 2

Silent study

  • Art and Archaeology Library
  • Kantorowich Library - silent study in main library area
  • Stopford Library - Silent zone

Group study (bookable rooms)

  • Alan Gilbert Learning Commons – 30 group study rooms
  • Joule Library – 2 group study rooms
  • Main Library – 14 group study rooms (Green 2)
  • Precinct Library – 3 group study rooms
  • Stopford Library – 6 group study rooms


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