Kimberlin Library is divided into two types of study space based on the type of study taking place. These are;
Collaborative Study (learning zones)
Please always pay attention to the area you are in and act accordingly. Respect others around you and move to a different area if the space you are in is not appropriate for your needs. Staff will be happy to help you.
Please be aware that on occasion we may adjust noise zoning, for example during exam season.
In the Silent Study areas conversation is not permitted, mobile phones must be set to silent and headset volumes should not disturb other library users. Student's are advised to alert library staff if others are creating noise in the area.
Silent study areas can be found in the following locations:
These spaces are for collaborative STUDY, so that you can learn with friends.
Group study and the use of mobile phones are permitted. Whilst conversation is permitted, you should still respect others around you and keep it at an appropriate volume.
Our collaborative "learning zone" areas are here:
There are a limited number of lockers available in Kimberlin and Eric Wood. These lockers are available for you to store items for a brief period of time while attending lectures of having a short break from your studies.
To allow for a monthly clean by staff, please ensure you have left no belongings overnight on the last Sunday of each month - any belongings left will be removed and logged as lost property and any library books will be returned to the shelves.
You can eat cold food and drink hot and cold drinks in our learning spaces.
No hot food is allowed.
If it is hot, it is more likely to create smells and mess. As we are trying to provide a pleasant study environment for all of our students we enforce this rule and reserve the right to ask you to remove hot food from the Library.
Staff are on hand to support you in using the Library and with your studies, however there are also things you can do to take care of yourself.
To ensure that study spaces are shared fairly, we have a clear desk policy in place.
We recommend breaks during long periods of study but if you plan to leave your desk for anything up to 30 minutes please use one of our Study Break passes to advise us of your intentions.
You are at risk of having your belongings removed by staff if you are seen to be reserving spaces for more than 30 minutes.
It is a breach of University regulations to share your identity with anyone else and penalties can be applied.