Each campus library provides a range of environments to work and study including:
- Study spaces in open areas near the main book and journal collections
- Study spaces with fixed PCs that are near printing, scanning and photocopying facilities
- Group study rooms that can be booked online
- Designated quiet and silent study zones that are clearly identified
- Flexible learning areas with furniture and equipment that can be configured to adapt to the requirements of the individual or group
Learning Spaces at Belfast Library
Students and staff are invited to visit and explore the impressive new Belfast Campus Library.
The new library space offers sector leading facilities, a motivating and supportive learning environment and a welcoming atmosphere for students, staff, and the wider community.
Learning Spaces at Coleraine Library
The Coleraine Library occupies the top floor of the Main Building. The entrance area provides informal and comfortable seating to allow users to meet and relax.
The IT Suite (e-classroom) contains 40 study spaces, each one with a networked PC. This space can be used when there are no classes scheduled and is designated a silent zone. The Open Access Area contains 137 study spaces, each one with a networked PC. This area is open 24/7.
While Reading Room 1 and Reading Room 2 contain the book and journal collections, there are ample spaces for individual study. Reading Room 1 includes benching and is a designated silent zone. Between the two Reading rooms is a smaller room reserved for silent study. All study spaces have power connections for mobile devices.
There are 5 group study rooms in the Library, two of which are for larger groups. They all contain large screens for use with laptops. There is a group study room reserved for student support sessions.
Learning Spaces: Capacity
- Study spaces with a PC: 177
- Study spaces without a PC: 352
Learning Spaces at Magee Library
Magee Library is connected to the Teaching Centre. It provides flexible options for studying with areas for single and group study, and zones for silent, quiet and social learning. The Library has WIFI access throughout.
The ground floor offers an informal and flexible learning space that include moveable tables and chairs, sofas and 5 group study pods. There are 20 networked PCs available on this floor.
The 1st floor contains the Open Access Area with 114 study spaces, each one with a networked PC. A section of this is designated a silent zone.
There are also 48 ‘bring your own device’ study spaces.
A café and vending machines are available to give students the opportunity to take a break and meet with friends.
The 2nd floor contains the print book and journal collections and is designated a silent zone for individual study. All spaces have access to power connections for mobile devices.
The e-classroom on the 2nd floor contains 55 study spaces, each one with a networked PC. This space can be used when there are no classes scheduled and is designated a silent zone.
There are 5 group study rooms in the Library, three of which are for larger groups. They all contain large screens and networked PCs. There is a group study room prioritised for student support sessions.
Learning Spaces: Capacity
- Study spaces with a PC: 190
- Study spaces without a PC: 299