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Covid–19 Library update

Important changes to our services. Find out more

Using Library space

Information about silent, quiet and group study zones, how to report issues with noise and poor behaviour and our filming and photography policy.

Study spaces: essential use only

All PCs and study spaces are for essential use only and must be booked in advance.

Under the new restrictions, you must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. This is the law. To help keep yourself and everyone safe, before you visit the library, carefully consider if your reason to be there is absolutely necessary. If it is, please confirm for what reason your visit is necessary by selecting the appropriate box on the booking form.

Current government guidance allows university libraries to open for those students defined as essential users only. This includes students who are:  

  • students attending essential face to face teaching. You can find details of the programmes which will be delivered face-to-face here.
  • students living in university accommodation
  • students who need additional support with mental health and wellbeing
  • commuter students who do not have access to appropriate study facilities at home
  • researchers or postgraduate research students who need access to specialist resources or facilities

Book your space now

If you are an essential user, please book your space by completing this booking your study space or PC form.

Please allow 24 hours' notice to process your booking. Bookings made without 24 hours’ notice cannot be guaranteed. Once your booking space is confirmed, you will receive a booking confirmation email within 24 hours. You will need to show this email to staff when you arrive to access the library building.

Refer to the floor plan of the Library to see where the seat you have booked is located.

You will receive a confirmation email once your booking is confirmed. Please keep this email as you may be asked to show it, along with proof of eligibility as an essential user, when you visit.

Please note the following:

  • You will need to confirm your booking by verifying the email that will be sent to you. You have to do this within 30 minutes of making the booking or your seat will be released to another user.
  • You can make one booking a day
  • You can book up to 4 hours maximum
  • You can book up to 7 days in advance
  • The number of study spaces in the Library has been reduced and some study areas are closed for now.

Study zones

The All Saints Library, All Saints has six floors and offers a variety of study zones. Due to the current national lockdown, some areas are closed for study. The library is open for individual study only. There is no group or collaborative study in person.

example of red silent zone poster

Silent study (red poster)

  • No talking
  • Individual study only
  • Mobiles on silent and silent texting 


amber quiet zone posterQuiet study (orange poster)

  • Study/project related quiet discussion
  • Brief and quiet virtual conversations only
  • Mobiles on silent and silent texting 


Please show consideration to other users by occupying the correct spaces for your needs. The Library Lounge on the ground floor is closed for now to minimize social contact.

Reporting noise

We always welcome assistance from our customers in helping to maintain a pleasant library environment conducive to study. 

Please report any problems with noise and poor behaviour to us:

  • Speak directly to a Security Officer at the entrance desk or on patrol
  • Text: 07748328656