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Study Spaces: Group Study

Group Study

Are you seeking a dedicated space to engage in discussions and collaborate with your peers? Look no further than our group study areas! These specially designed zones are meant to cultivate a vibrant atmosphere where you can freely brainstorm, exchange ideas, and embark on exciting collaborative projects.

The key takeaways:

  • Group discussion encouraged
  • Medium to high noise level
  • Cold food permitted
Open group space 
  • Soft seating with power outlets
  • Open desk space with power outlets 
  • Communal whiteboards
Mezzanine level 
  • Open desk space 
  • Windows 10 PCs
  • iMac PCs
  • Communal whiteboards 
  • Multi-functional printer

Group Study Pods


  • Seating for up to 6 people
  • Pods 3,4 and 5 have a wall-mounted screen and PC
  • Pods 3, 4 and 5 bookable in advance, here.
  • Pods 1 and 2 available on a first-come, first-served basis 
  • Any pods not occupied within 15 minutes of the booking start time will be opened for general use


There are five group study pods.  

  • Each pod seats up to 6 people. 
  • Pods 3, 4 and 5 have a wall-mounted screen and PC. 
  • Pods 1 and 2 are not bookable, and can be used on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Pods 3, 4 and 5 should be booked in advance. 
  • Please note that any pods not occupied 15 minutes after the hour will be opened for general use.

You can book a pod here 

Book a Study Pod  

How to make a booking

To make a pod booking: 

  1. Click the button above. 
  2. Choose a time slot - available pods are indicated in green. Once selected the time slot will change to Amber. 
  3. Complete the booking details at the bottom of the screen and click ‘Submit my booking’. 
  4. You will receive an email confirming your booking.

Cancel your Booking 

You can cancel your booking up to 24 hours in advance. To cancel: 

  1. Locate your confirmation email; you will find a cancellation link in it 
  2. Click the cancellation link 
  3. Confirm cancellation as directed by the subsequent page 

If it is less than 24 hours in advance of your booking, please contact us to cancel. 

Any issues can be reported directly to the library helpdesk

Report Disruptive Behaviour

We conduct hourly library patrols, but we don't always know when someone is being disruptive. Help us maintain a comfortable Library atmosphere and let us know if someone is: 

  • Talking loudly in a designated quiet study area
  • Talking in a designated silent study area 
  • Making a call in a quiet or silent study area
  • Eating food in a designated quiet or silent study area 
  • Eating hot food
  • Behaving inappropriately

Tell us who, what and where, by texting our Library hotline anonymously on 07921234256 or using the Live Chat function on our site. The library team will ensure that the rules are being upheld.