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Distance Learners: Making the most of your study time at DMU

Silent Study Spaces

There are silent study spaces on the 2nd floor of the Law Library, in the Hugh Aston building, and on the top floor of the Kimberlin Library.

The Kimberlin Library silent study spaces have some PC access.  In the Law Library, you would need to bring your own laptop.

Quiet Study Spaces

Quiet study spaces are available on the Lower Ground floor and 1st floor of the Kimberlin Library, on the 1st floor of the Law Library, and in the Eric Wood and Greenhouse Learning Zones.

Quiet study is defined within our spaces as "Individual study with brief conversation at a low volume only".  People sitting adjacent to you should not be able to hear what you are saying to the person sitting next to you.

Learning Zones

In addition to the main libraries, there are also two Learning Zones on campus, the Eric Wood Learning Zone and the Greenhouse Learning Zone.  These do not have bookstock, but do have large numbers of PCs, and a convivial working environment for both individuals and small groups. 

These spaces often remain open when other facilities on campus are closed, for example, between Christmas and New Year, or over the Easter weekend.

Study Spaces at DMU

Photograph © Library and Learning Services

There are a range of library study spaces available in 4 buildings around campus.  During term time, they are all open at weekends and the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day during termtime.

Group Study Spaces

There are group study spaces for up to 8 people working together, available within Library and Learning Services' spaces.  These are for general group study and for the practise of presentation work as a group.

Location No. rooms / spaces available Bookable in advance? IT provided?
Kimberlin Library 8 Y Y
Eric Wood Learning Zone 2 N N
Greenhouse Learning Zone 8 N N
Law Library 2 Y N

Kimberlin Library

The Kimberlin Library is the main central Library on the DMU campus.  It is open 24 hours a day during term time.  You can check its current opening hours here before you travel.

The Kimberlin Library is based across 4 floors and contains group study rooms on the Lower Ground and Ground Floors, communal study areas on the Ground Floor, plus quiet and silent study floors, on the Lower Ground and 1st, and 2nd floors respectively.

You can contact our main Enquiry Desk during staffed hours on 0116 257 7042 by at justask@dmu.ac.uk

Law Library - Hugh Aston Building

The Law Library can be accessed through Rm 1.81 on the 1st floor of the Hugh Aston Building.  It contains law related book stock and journals, plus quiet and silent study spaces and an IT room accessible by those students on Law courses.  When searching the Library Catalogue for book stock, you will see items housed in the Law Library listed under this location.

Please click here to check its opening hours.

Using the library as a distance learning student - online presentation

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