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Study spaces

Our libraries are equipped with a full range of facilities for students, researchers and staff members, including computers and facilities for printing, photocopying and scanning.

The study zones are arranged to provide areas for silent study and for social learning/group work. Currently the computers are available on a first come-first served basis but we hope to have the booking system restored soon.

Our library janitor cleans key touchpoints regularly throughout the day, including door handles, stair rails, toilets etc. As a library user you are asked and expected to wipe down your desk, university laptop or computer (including mouse and keyboard) and any printer you use - both before and after use. Cleaning materials are provided at sanitising stations in the library.

Study zones

At The Sir Michael Cobham Library at Talbot Campus there are:

  • Technobooths: technology-rich spaces designed for up to six people to work on group assignments or plan presentations and equipped with a PC, large screen and power point for your own laptop
  • PCs on all floors, some of which will soon be bookable, and some iMacs on the ground floor
  • Silent study zones - on floors two to four
  • Group and social learning areas - on the ground and first floors
  • Quiet individual study spaces with PCs or iMacs - on the ground floor
  • Postgraduate areas for silent and group study - on the first floor
  • Group study room DL202 (second floor) equipped with data projector and screen. 

At Weston Library, Bournemouth Gateway Building, Lansdowne Campus there are:

  • Technobooths: technology-rich spaces designed for up to six people to work on group assignments or plan presentations and equipped with a PC, large screen and power point for your own laptop
  • Quiet individual study carrels, some with PCs
  • Group study tables near the large windows
  • A silent study room with PCs.

Find out more about our libraries at Talbot and Lansdowne campuses.

Booking a computer or study space elsewhere on campus:

Wireless network

  • Extensive wireless coverage provides secure access to electronic resources for students and staff using personal laptops. More information on the wireless network
  • Wireless printing to university networked printers can be set up on laptops running Windows or Mac operating systems. A help sheet is available at the Library Help Zone or online via the IT Knowledge Base.