Know your library study spaces.

Know your library study spaces:

Western students look to the Library for a quiet haven during exam time.

Understanding the different study spaces available in the Library will assist you and your fellow students to focus, study and prepare for exams.

We have different spaces for quiet, silent and shared study. These spaces are created to meet your study preferences and each have their own rules about acceptable noise levels.

Know your Library study spaces:

Quiet Study Areas

  • Groups of 2 – 3 people.
  • Whispered conversations only.
  • Phones on silent.
  • Covered food and drinks.
  • Place rubbish in bins.

Silent Study Areas

  • Individual silent study only.
  • Phones on silent.
  • Please move to another area for all conversations.
  • No food, covered drinks only.
  • Place rubbish in bins.

Open Study Areas

  • Individuals up to medium-sized groups for study purposes.
  • Moderate noise not heard beyond your group.
  • Covered food and drinks.
  • Phones on silent.
  • Place rubbish in bins.

Group Study Rooms

  • Small to medium sized groups (2 – 8 people) for study purposes.
  • This room is not soundproof. Consider others.
  • Bookings take preference over walk-in use.
  • Moderate noise not heard beyond your room.
  • Covered food and drinks.
  • Phones on silent.
  • Place rubbish in bins.

For larger group study requirements, did you know Learning Commons on campus are available for noisier group work?