Open plan study areas
Open plan seating is located on the south and east sides of the library.
The main study area on the east side also contains 2 height-adjustable desks, 3 standing desks and 5 ergonomic chairs. There are 2 ergonomic chairs in the study area on the south/southwest side of the library. There are also 2 height-adjustable desks (with a library PC on each) behind the main library computer area.
Comfortable seating area
There are 6 blue comfortable chairs on the west side of the library next to the Reader PCs.
The study area at the back (north) of the library by the Discussion & Working Paper section is a partitioned seating area for quiet individual study. There is a laptop-free zone with 18 partitioned seats (including 2 ergonomic chairs) outside the Quiet Study Room. We ask that readers do not use a laptop or a device with an external keyboard at these seats. Tablets and other devices with silent keyboards may still be used. The seats in this area are clearly labelled.
There is 1 fixed-height standing desk at the end of the partitioned searing area outside the Silent Study Room, and 1 in the quiet study area on the west side of the library, outside the Q-Step teaching lab.
The SSL has 10 soundproofed study carrels. These are small study rooms located next to the Print & Copy Room in the central area of the library. We also recommend the individual desks on the west side of the library as a quiet space at a distance from the busy entrance to the Manor Road Building. The study carrels that are for general use operate on a first-come, first served basis.