Relax and unwind

Our libraries offer first class study spaces designed to help you achieve your learning needs, but it's also important to switch off at times – relax, catch up or simply take a quick break. So when you're looking to unwind, come and find one of our library comfy spaces.


Grab a coffee in The Sir Michael Cobham Library

The 'Coffee Cabin' in The Sir Michael Cobham Library The Coffee Cabin Cafe Nero in the Sir Michael Cobham Library Caffè Nero

There are two places to get your caffeine (or caffeine-free) fix in our library on Talbot Campus.

The Coffee Cabin, right next to the helpdesk on our ground floor, isn’t just your normal coffee vending machine, serving barista-quality brews from freshly ground beans. It’s available any time the library is open.

There’s also a Caffè Nero on the ground floor, where you can enjoy award-winning Italian coffee while you catch up with friends or relax with a good book. There’s an entrance inside the library and also from the courtyard outside.


A group of five students sitting in a comfy area of the library The Comfy Corner The Postgraduate Research Zone in The Sir Michael Cobham Library The Gallery Nook

Library spots to relax in on Talbot

The Comfy Corner is on first floor of The Sir Michael Cobham Library, featuring beanbags, sofas, lots of cushions and a mural of the library’s mascot – King Parrot. It’s a calm, comfortable spot to relax and take time out.

Elsewhere, The Gallery Nook is on the first floor of The Sir Michael Cobham Library, with lots of sofa space that can be rearranged to suit your mood and the size of your group.


Weston Library Alumni Cafe Weston Library Alumni Cafe Bournemouth Gateway Building breakout space Bournemouth Gateway Building breakout space

Breakout spaces and comfy places in Bournemouth Gateway Building

Over on Lansdowne Campus, The Alumni Café is on the ground floor of the Bournemouth Gateway Building (BGB), next to the Weston Library entrance, serving a range of hot and cold food and drinks.

If you’re working in the Weston Library in BGB and need a break from your studies, you’ll also find lots of comfy spots dotted around nearby. BGB is a beautiful building, so it’s well worth exploring and finding your ideal ‘nook’.