Study areas

As well as the large area of seating on the mezzanine, there are 53 individual desks on the upper floors.

Reserved desks

The carrels on the first floor overlooking the mezzanine are reserved for named DPhil students at the Rothermere American Institute. Other readers are welcome to use these desks, but please note that you may be asked to move by the carrel holder. If you are a DPhil student connected with the RAI and would like to go on the waiting list for a desk, please contact the Librarian.

Quiet area

The desks by the windows on the top floor are designated as a quiet area with no laptop use permitted.

Group study room

The library has a group study room available on the ground floor, by the enquiry desk. If you wish to book this room, please ask staff or email

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