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Summer refurbishment of Level 4

Expanded silent study area to open

We are very pleased to announce the opening in September of an expanded silent study area on Level 4 of the Library, following the relocation of the majority of our printed journals. 

The new area addresses the urgent need for additional study spaces in the Library and recognises the fact that our students want us to provide a variety of study environments. Last year we created a new group study area on Level 1 which has proved to be a great success, but our feedback has demonstrated that there is also a significant demand for a more attractive silent study zone for users who prefer to work in a more peaceful atmosphere.

The area comprises traditional desks (partitioned to enhance privacy), six stand-alone study booths as well as some soft seating. Laptops can be used but the area is for silent, individual study only. The new area has increased the capacity of the Library by over 50 study places.


Published: 27 June 2017