Find a free PC or study space

In addition to the study spaces available within the libraries, there are a number of Extended Library Study Lounges across the City and Clifton campuses. Supported by the Library, the lounges provide study and IT facilities. Click on the name of your campus in the bar below for more details on these and other places to study

Find a free PC or study space

Use our app to find out, in real time, where there are free PCs and study spaces available for you to use.

Studying within the Library

How do you want to study?

There are various zones in the libraries to provide a choice of study environments to suit your needs.

Green GROUP STUDY zone – Discuss, collaborate, study with others

If you want to study as a group, these are the zones for you. There are open plan group study areas at all three libraries, complete with study tables, PCs and power sockets for laptops. Look out for the green banners that indicate that an area is a group zone.

In addition, you can book a Group Study Room and at Boots, a group study table, for up to two hours per day per group using our online booking service.

Amber QUIET STUDY zone – Study with quiet conversations

We have designed these zones for quiet, individual study at tables, but you can have brief quiet conversations with other students in these areas. Some of the tables have power sockets for laptops and PCs. Look out for the amber banners that indicate that an area is a quiet zone.

Red SILENT STUDY zone – Turn off from distractions and work in silence

If you prefer silent, individual study, then the silent zones are for you. Here you will find study tables, some with power sockets for laptops and PCs. Look out for the red banners that indicate that an area is a silent zone.

Our expectations

Please help us to maintain an environment in which you and other students can learn and study.

  • Remember that the library is primarily a place to study. Make sure that you are not disturbing other people by talking loudly. Please put your mobile phone on silent.
  • Soft drinks, as well as tea and coffee, are fine as long as they are in non-spill containers.
  • We also allow you to bring in cold snacks.
  • Litter is unpleasant, so respect your library and other people by clearing away your rubbish. Recycle your waste where possible, using the bins provided.
  • Treat fellow library users and library staff with courtesy, respect and consideration at all times.

Freeing up study spaces

Study and PC space is in very high demand and you have told us that it's unfair of students to leave their belongings on PCs and desks and then disappear for hours, meaning that the space can't be used by others. We agree so we've worked with NTSU and others and as a result:

  • PCs will automatically log out if not used for one hour so other students can use them.
  • Belongings that have been left unattended for one hour will be removed so other students can use the study space.

Don't risk losing your worklog out and free up the study space or it will be done for you.

We'd rather not have to, but if we feel you are not behaving in a considerate way, we may ask you to leave the library. You may also be liable to further action under the NTU's disciplinary procedures.

Taught Postgraduate areas

There are dedicated study areas for Taught Postgraduate students within Boots Library and New Hall Block on Clifton Campus.

Study spaces on Brackenhurst campus

In addition to Brackenhurst Library, there are a variety of places to study across the campus.

View opening times and download a map of Brackenhurst Campus.

Room

Facilities

Bramley - Student Lounge

  • Casual seating/tables
  • Electrical power points
  • Kitchen
  • Printer
  • 16 - 20 study spaces

Farm House - Ground Floor

  • Casual seating/tables
  • Electrical power points
  • Individual study spaces
  • Kitchen
  • Lockers
  • PCs
  • Refreshments vending
  • 15 - 20 study spaces

Farm House - First floor

  • Casual seating/tables
  • Electrical power points
  • Group tables
  • Individual study spaces
  • 15 - 20 study spaces

Study spaces on City campus

In addition to Boots Library, there are a variety of places to study across the City campus.

View opening times and download a map of City Campus.

Extended Library Study Lounges

Room

Facilities

Dryden - level 0

  • PCs and Macs
  • MultiFunctional Printer
  • Laptop and MacBook self-service loans

Newton Gallery - Area 1

  • PCs and Macs
  • MultiFunctional Printer
  • Laptop and MacBook self-service loans

Newton Gallery - Area 2

  • PCs
  • Laptop and MacBook self-service loans

Cafe Chaucer

  • 39 PCs and MultiFunctional Printer
  • Refreshments and vending

Chaucer 2605

  • 19 PCs, including height adjustable table

Chaucer 3608

  • 27 PCs

Chaucer 3801

  • 24 PCs, including group work tables

Chaucer 437

  • 20 PCs, printer and group work table

Other study areas available

Room

Facilities

Belgrave - Café Belgrave (level 1)

  • Cafe
  • Casual seating/tables
  • Electrical power points
  • Group tables
  • Individual study spaces
  • 22 PCs
  • Refreshments vending
  • 70 - 80 study spaces

Djanogly International Centre (DICe) - lower ground floor

  • Group tables
  • Electrical power points
  • Individual study spaces
  • PCs
  • Printer
  • Printer colour
  • Refreshments vending nearby
  • 20 - 30 study spaces

Waverley - Ground floor

  • Casual seating/tables
  • Electrical power points
  • Group tables
  • Printer
  • Refreshments vending
  • 30 - 40 study spaces

Study spaces on Clifton campus

In addition to Clifton Library, there are a variety of places to study across the campus.

View opening times and download a map of Clifton Campus.

Extended Library Study Lounges

Room

Facilities

Ada Bryon King 106

30 PCs

Ada Bryon King 301

32 PCs

Erasmus Darwin 289

22 PCs

Erasmus Darwin 290

25 PCs

Erasmus Darwin 291

28 PCs

Erasmus Darwin 293

29 PCs

New Hall Block 087

22 PCs and 10 Macs

New Hall Block 092

14 PCs

Other study areas available

Room

Facilities

Pavilion - ground floor

  • Cafe
  • Casual seating/tables
  • Electrical power points
  • Group tables
  • Group tables with PCs/big screen
  • Individual study spaces
  • Laptop unit
  • 100 Study spaces

Pavilion - first floor

  • Casual seating/tables
  • Group tables
  • Group tables with PCs/big screen
  • 50 - 60 study spaces

Erasmus Darwin - Cafe Darwin (ground floor)

  • Cafe
  • Casual seating/tables
  • Group tables
  • Individual study spaces
  • PCs
  • 40 - 50 study spaces

Erasmus Darwin - Green Zone 207

  • Casual seating/tables
  • Electrical power points
  • Group tables
  • Group tables with PCs/big screen
  • Individual study spaces
  • Printer
  • 30 - 35 study spaces

Ada Byron King - Outside 106 Resource Room

  • Casual seating/tables
  • Group tables
  • Printer
  • 10 - 20 study spaces

Ada Byron King - 1st floor - Coffee Bar

  • Casual seating/tables
  • Refreshments vending
  • 12 study spaces

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