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Exam and assessment support

The Library is here to support you throughout the exam and assessment period.

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Extended opening hours and study spaces

Extended opening until 2am is available at Main Library up to and during the exam period.

Bookable study space and group study rooms are available at Main Library and Alan Gilbert Learning Commons.

Prospect House

Over 100 additional study spaces will be available in Prospect House:

Please also check locations and opening hours at our other Library sites:

My Learning Essentials 

The Library’s skills programme My Learning Essentials provides workshops, drop-in support, and online materials to support strategies and techniques for exam and assessment planning, preparation and wellbeing.  


Join our workshops and prepare for your exams and assessments with expert guidance from the My Learning Essentials team and the Counselling and Mental Health Service.

Drop-in support 

Join a drop-in session where you can ask specific questions and get guidance from our expert My Learning Essentials team and the Library Student team. 

Online resources‌ 

Take a look at our online resources, available anytime, to support your preparation for exams and assessments.  

Further support 

Library Living Room

Take time to relax and prepare your own food and drinks via the Library Living Room (Main Library).

Library Help and support

If you have any questions or need further support, please contact Library Help & Support or talk to us online via our 24 hour Library Chat.

Specialist Library Support 

Our expert staff are on hand to answer your questions in the specialist areas of business data, copyright, referencing support, advanced searching and systematic reviews. 

Counselling and Mental Health Service 

The Counselling and Mental Health Service offers a wide range of support workshops, groups and mental health resources. 

Student Support

The Student Support Team offers resources and guidance on how to look after your wellbeing during the exam and assessment period. 

University Centre for Academic English

The University Centre for Academic English provides a series of Academic English workshops to help you with your studies.