If you like to study in a group, or maybe you feel you work better with a bit of noise and conversation going on, then our group study areas could be for you. We have plenty of group study spaces available at both libraries with desktop plug sockets and access to the university Wi-Fi (eduroam). Work on one of our PCs, use a laptop loan or bring your own laptop or tablet.
You can choose to work with friends or on your own as you catch up on some reading, essay planning or note taking.
Do you prefer to study in silence? Then our silent study areas may be what you're looking for. There are silent study areas available in both libraries, on the first floor at Headingley and the second and third floors at City.
Recommended for that all important exam revision!
Student meeting rooms
If you have a group assignment to complete then our student meeting rooms could provide the perfect location. Use the display screens to collaborate on your work or practice for a shared presentation or that perfect pitch.
Student meeting rooms are available at both libraries and can be booked online for groups of four or more students for up to two hours per day. Our Headingley Library meeting rooms have had an upgrade over the summer so now's the time to try them out.
School practice area
One of the specialist areas available in our Library is our school practice area, located on the first floor at Headingley Library. If you are on a primary education course this shows you the range of resources available to use in school and will help you with your lesson planning. The area has a variety of different resources including story sacks, dual language texts, empathy dolls and children's fiction and non-fiction books.
Although the area is aimed at students on teaching courses, it is open to all.
Disability resource areas
The disability resource area is a room within each library which provides a silent study space for students registered with Disability Advice. The areas are open 24/7 for independent, silent study.
This has a relaxed environment, with electrical adjustable height desks and ergonomic chairs.There are a variety of keyboards, document stands, laptop stands, books rests and day light lamps, and a range of assistive software available on the PCs. You can take a 360 degree tour of the space in Sheila Silver Library before you visit.
PCs for all!
Both libraries have open access PC areas, which are available for you to use. The majority of the PC desks have additional plugs for charging your phones, laptops or tablets. There is space to spread out your notes, texts and other resources. Many of the PCs are located in the book rooms, making it easy for you to pickup extra reading if you need it.
The PCs can be found in group study areas, IT labs and silent study (Sheila Silver Library) and are available for you to use 24/7 and you can easily check which PCs are available using the PC Availability tool.
We know that not everyone is able to access the physical library, or it may be that you prefer to study in the comfort of your home, your local public library, a nearby cafe, or on your daily commute, so don't forget that we have over 200,000 electronic resources, including journals, databases, eBooks, newspapers and multimedia resources that you can use off-campus.
Remember, we are here to support you with your studies! You can access the Library both online and in person 24/7, get 24/7 IT Support on 0113 812 1000 and chat with us 24/7.