Noise in the library
The library is primarily an area for quiet and individual study. Whilst we tolerate moderate levels of noise in the north side of the building, the south side, overlooking the Dytche, is reserved for silent study. Failure to keep noise levels down will result in you being asked to leave the library.
Quiet group work is permitted in the School Resource Centre and in the study rooms. However, please be aware that these areas are not soundproof and that noise can be distracting for your peers.
Other study areas suitable for group work are provided elsewhere on the campus (Kenneth Kettle Building and Learning Cafe).
Mobile phones in the library
The use of mobile phones for calling purposes in the library is limited to quiet study areas away from the central staircase. Use of mobile phones in or near Silent Study areas is strictly prohibited. Phones must be turned onto silent mode at all times when in the building and users must move to a quiet study area before receiving or making any calls. Text messaging is permitted in the building, but only if the phone is in silent mode.
Food and drink in the library
We regret that food and drink (except bottled water) are not permitted in the library. This is to avoid damage to books and electrical equipment as well as to avoid encouraging any pests into the building.
The library has a fining system for overdue books. All books issued to you will be stamped with a due date. If your book runs overdue you will incur charges as follows:
10p a day (max. £5)
20p a day (max. £10)
£1 a day (max £20)
50p an hour (max. £20)
Study room keys/remote controls:
50p an hour (max. £20)
£1 for 3 nights
Fines do not need to be paid immediately, but your account will be blocked until they are paid off in full. This will prevent you from borrowing items from us. Unpaid fines may also prevent you from attending graduation. Fines can be paid on the self-service kiosks using cash or a credit/debit card if fines over £2.00.
We encourage all students to renew their books or return them to us in order to avoid incurring these charges. If you experience any difficulty renewing your items, contact the library either by phone or email. If there are extenuating circumstances that may prevent you from returning or renewing your items on time please contact the library immediately. These fines are in place to prevent valuable study materials from being kept from other users.