Group Study Rooms and equipment

The group study rooms are located on Floor 0 and Floor 01 of the JB Priestley Library. These rooms are intended for work purposes only and will accommodate groups of up to 6 students.

  • Rooms can be booked for a maximum of 2 hours per person per day and up to 2 weeks in advance.
  • During term, they are available from 09.00-21.30 on weekdays. During vacation, they are available from 09.00-16.30.
  • These rooms are left unlocked, please ensure you book before using the space to ensure you can stay for the length of time needed. Be sure to leave promptly at the end of your session ready for the next booking.
  • You may be asked to leave if you are the sole occupant of a group study room.

 

Books

Booking a room or equipment

  1. Go to the Library's list of available rooms or items to book.
  2. Use the Go To Date button or the arrow keys to find your preferred date.
  3. Click on your start time on the line for your chosen room. The booking will default to the maximum time available up to 2 hours. You can reduce the time using the drop-down menu underneath the list of rooms. 
  4. Click on Submit Times.
  5. Log in using your University username and password.
  6. Check the information on the booking details screen and click Continue if everything is correct.
  7. Enter your name and the number of people in your group. Click Submit my Booking.
  8. You will see a confirmation of your booking, which will also be emailed to you.
  9. For equipment bookings, collect your item from the Library enquiries point within 15 minutes of the booking start time.

Note: return any equipment promptly once your booking has finished. Fines apply even for a delay of less than 5 minutes. Students with significant fines or overdue library materials will not be able to collect equipment.

How to cancel a booking

Please cancel bookings you no longer need as it frees a room for other students to use.

  1. Find the confirmation email for the appropriate booking and click on the cancellation link. Please note that if you have multiple bookings, you will see only the booking from that email.
  2. Click Cancel Booking.
  3. Make an alternative booking if needed.

Other items available to book

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Seminar rooms in Student Central

Seminar rooms in Student Central may also be booked outside normal teaching periods. Bookings must be made in advance through the Student Union. The booking instructions and booking request form are available from the Student Union Book A Room page.

 

Laptops for loan (no reservations)

24-hour laptop loans

24-hour laptop loans are available from the Enquiry Desk at both the JB Priestley Library and the Management Library. They are issued with a carry-case, power supply cable and a USB mouse. You can also request to borrow a Kensington lock to secure the laptop.

Connect to one of our WiFi services to access University services, resources, some network drive stored files and for wireless printing.

In order to protect you and your data, you cannot save your work to the hard drive. Instead, please save your work to your student M: drive or a USB memory stick.

You are only able to return the laptop to the library you borrowed it from.

If you want the laptop for longer than 24 hours, please bring it back to the Enquiry Desk (check our staffed opening hours) and ask for a renewal. Renewals are, however, subject to demand and availability.

After use, please shut down the laptop and return it to the library from which it was borrowed.

Please note: Fines are charged for late returns.

2-hour laptop loans

2-hour laptop loans are available from the Self-Service Laptop Cabinet opposite the J. B. Priestley Library Enquiry Desk. They are for use within the Library only.

Connect to one of our WiFi services to access University services, resources, some network drive stored files and for wireless printing.

In order to protect you and your data, you cannot save your work to the hard drive. Instead, please save your work to your student M: drive or a USB memory stick.

After use, please shut down the laptop and return it to the Self-Service Laptop Cabinet. Please follow the instructions displayed on the Laptop Cabinet.

Please note: Fines are charged for late returns.