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University Library

Queen's Campus Library Study Facilities

The Library at Queens Campus is located on the second floor of the Ebsworth Building. A range of study facilities is available, and details can be found by using the links on the left of this page.

Queen's Campus Library Group Study Rooms

Located in the Library are 5 study rooms for group study. The rooms can be booked for up to four hours per session through the online study room booking system. Group study room keys can be collected from the the Help & Information Desk at the start of your booking time. The key can only be issued to the person who placed the booking. If the key is not collected after 15 minutes, the booking will be cancelled and the room released to another group. It is therefore important that you collect the key promptly. As in other parts of the library no eating and drinking is allowed in the study rooms. Rooms should be cleared after use. Consecutive bookings by the same group are not permitted.

There is a sixth study room, Room D236, which is reserved for students registered with DUSSD, the University's service for students with disabilities. Details of facilities available in this room can be found on the Library's web pages for users with disabilities. If you have not made a booking but would like to use this study room, please ask at the Service point.

If you have any overdue books you will be unable to book or use a study room. Please note that there is a fine of £1 per hour for the late return of a study room key.

Queen's Campus Library Study Carrels

There are 108 study carrels located in the silent study area of the Library. They are available to all users on a first come first served basis, and as such it is not possible to book these in advance. In addition from October 2015 there are 12 more individual study carrels available on the same basis, in D206 in the group study area.

Queen's Campus Library Microform Equipment

The Library has a microfiche reader and a 35mm slide viewer. You can view microfiche on the reader but unfortunately there are no printing facilities attached to this piece of equipment.

Queen's Campus Library Computing Facilities

There is a large open access computer area in Queen's Campus Library which contains 69 networked computers as well as network wireless access. Available facilities include three Multi Functional devices (MFDs) which offer A4 and A3 printing, photocopying and scanning in either monochrome or colour.

Room D222 contains 25 networked computers and is available on open access when not in use for teaching by the library or CIS. Details on the specification of the PCs can be found on the CIS web pages as are charges for photocopying and printing.

An environmentally friendly book / document scanner purchased by Greenspace's ringfenced carbon budget to help reduce carbon emissions is also available in Queen's Campus Library. The scanner uses significantly less energy than the Multi Functional Devices and uses no paper or toner.

There is wireless coverage throughout Queen's Campus Library which provides access to online electronic information resources alongside traditional books and journals. Details of this service can be found on the CIS web pages.

The University Library offers access to a limited range of online resources to members or users of the Library who are not otherwise full members of the University. A registration procedure needs to be followed on every visit to the Library during which you require to use online resources. Details of this service can be found in our guide to online access for non-University users. There are two computers available for this service at Queens' Campus Library, one is situated opposite the Library service desk in the group study area and one is in the silent study area.

Laptop loan service

A wireless laptop loan service is available which enables users to work online within Queen's Campus Library. Thirty laptops are available and each can be borrowed for a 4 hour 'short-loan' on a first come first served basis, for use in the library. The machines run the IT Service's based classroom desktop to provide a consistent student desktop environment. This service provides access to the Internet, Microsoft Office, printing facilities, and to the J: drive.

The laptops can be used throughout Queen's Campus Library wherever a wireless signal is present. This provision will enable users to access online electronic information resources alongside traditional books and journals to tailor a learning environment appropriate to their needs.

Eight wireless netbooks are also available for use in Queen's Campus Library on a first come first served basis. They are located opposite the Library Service point in a netbook safe.

Resources

Please Note

Information on this page relates to the 2016-17 academic year