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3rd Space

3rd Space – escape your home from home

If the Library is fast becoming your home from home, don’t forget that you can also escape to 3rd Space on the first floor of the Students’ Union next door.  The diverse seating available supports relaxed groupwork and quiet study equally well.  Designed as a less formal study space, 3rd Space offers a varied extension to the Library experience.  Take a look and see if it suits you!


Student reading at a deskThe TARDIS like Library

Students have been telling us for years that competition for study spaces and computers at peak times of year makes study uncomfortable at a time when you most want to concentrate.

We have worked hard to create comfortable study spaces within the limitations of the Library building footprint. We have increased the number of study spaces every year and now offer more desktop computers and loanable laptops than ever before.  Last year alone we created 30 new study spaces, varying from comfy seating to individual study tables and installed lockers for another 100 loanable laptops, and we’re not stopping the search for extra study space any time soon! This brings us to a total of 410 fast, modern, full-sized laptop computers for you to use anywhere in the Library.  With fast and regularly upgraded wifi support to keep all your mobile devices working smoothly, you can study how and where you want without interruption.

Assistant Librarian (Promotions) at the University Library. An enthusiastic advocate of libraries, diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice for all, inside and outside the workplace.

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