University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College is situated centrally on the 1st floor of Edmund House with access from both Suffolk House and the UoS Office corridor via a slope and from the side entrance with a lift and stairs.
University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College and other UoS students must display their UoS cards on their person at all times. Students without a UoS card will need to either purchase a new one from the library or obtain a visitors badge from reception.
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Study spaces and facilities
There are various study spaces available at West Suffolk College Library in various Zoned areas which are recognisable by their colours and signage
Directed Study Zone(LZ1, 2 & 3 - Purple)
Resources Zone (Jade)
Drop in Zone (Yellow)
HE & Access Zone (Green)
Quiet Study Room
If you are working in the quiet study room, and someone near you is not behaving appropriately please tell a member of staff.
The classmark or shelfmark will tell you where to find a book on the shelves. You can find out an items shelf mark by looking on the library catalogue.
We use the Dewey system which looks like this:
Books are shelved numerically digit by digit according to the number on the spine label:
636.1 is shelved before 636.2 which is shelved before 636.209
Within each subject books are shelved alphabetically according to the author or first word of the title:
591.1 DOB [Author is Dobson] is shelved before 591.1 SMI [Author is Smith].
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