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Noise in the Library

We ask that Library users respect the rights of other users to work quietly and comply with Library rule 13

'Silence shall be maintained in silent study areas. Quiet study shall be maintained elsewhere, except in areas designated for group study. Mobile phones should be switched off or in silent non-vibration mode in the Library. Mobile phone use is only permitted in café or in the lift lobbies..’

too much talk? Text us!

Use our NOISYCHAT text service to request support by texting quietly, without leaving your study place or identifying yourself to others.

Text ‘NOISYCHAT’ and exactly where the noise is to:

07796 300 114

e.g. NOISYCHAT Short Loan

Then a member of staff will come to investigate as soon as they're available. Unfortunately staff cannot engage in phone or text conversations and so you will not receive a reply. Texts will be charged at your normal network rate.

These are the study areas in the Library. Check your location on the Floor plans.

5th Floor

  • 5th Floor brown reading room (north)
  • 5th Floor central area
  • 5th Floor green reading room (south)
  • 5th Floor PC area

Fourth Floor

  • 4th Floor (blue) group study area (west)
  • 4th Floor quiet study book area (south)
  • 4th Floor quiet study book area (east) 
  • 4th Floor quiet study journals area (north)

Third Floor

  • 3rd Floor (purple) quiet study stock area (south)
  • 3rd Floor (purple) quiet study stock area (east) 
  • 3rd Floor (purple) quiet study stock area (north)

Second Floor

  • 2nd Floor (green) group study area (west)
  • 2nd Floor quiet study stock area (south)
  • 2nd Floor quiet study stock area (east)
  • 2nd Floor quiet study stock area (north)

First Floor

  • 1st Floor large PC area
  • 1st Floor, PC Lab 102
  • 1st Floor, PC Lab 103
  • 1st Floor, Room 110
  • 1st Floor, Room 111
  • 1st Floor, Room 112
  • 1st Floor, Room 113
  • 1st Floor, Room 114         

Ground Floor

  • Ground Floor, Short Loan
  • Ground Floor, Group Study Area outside Short Loan
  • Ground Floor, Group Study Area behind Study Advice and Maths Support
  • Ground Floor, PC Lab G12

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