The ground floor is a great space to
socialise and work and is open to all members of the public.
Here you’ll find our 80 seater café selling hot food, snacks and drinks. On this floor you will also find PCs, multifunction printing,
scanning and photocopying machines, teaching rooms and the book
The ground floor is also home to an exhibition hall and an art gallery which houses the University art collection.
1900 Study Spaces
The Library features a multitude of different study spaces to accommodate a whole host of different learning requirements. Individual study spaces feature localised power sockets and lighting, and 350 desktop computers.
29 Group Learning Rooms
The library features three different kinds of group learning rooms. There are two open access rooms located on the ground floor. These rooms open onto our café and feature a large conference table, whiteboard and power. Throughout the building, there are twenty seven bookable rooms. Seventeen of these rooms feature state-of-the-art audio-visual systems including a 42” LED screen, power sockets and sound system. This equipment can be used with in-built computers or by connecting portable equipment via VGA or HDMI. The rest of the bookable rooms feature a group learning table, whiteboard and power.
The seventh floor features our Observatory, a flexible learning environment that boasts fantastic panoramic views across the city and surrounding countryside. The observatory is an informal study space with movable furniture to encourage group work and innovative learning. It features a number of movable whiteboards as well as three state-of-the-art interactive tables. The Observatory features ample power sockets for connecting portable equipment.