We know that the Forum Library can get very busy during peak times of day, especially as deadlines or exams approach. You’ve told us that it causes problems when other Library users take up more than one space or “save seats” by leaving their belongings and then going away.
In response, we worked closely with the Student’s Guild Representatives and with individual students to come up with guidelines for using study seats in our Library spaces.
What to do:
When taking a break of up to 45 minutes: please always leave a card, fill in the time you left and be sure to return on time.
If you will be gone longer than 45 minutes: please clear your desk so that others can use the space.
Remember the Library is a public space! Never leave valuables unattended; always take them with you.
If you find a desk that has been left unattended for over 45 minutes then you have permission to move any belongings to the side and use the space.
This is a student-led scheme. Let’s work together to uphold these guidelines and make the most of shared library spaces.