Learning Spaces

Each campus library provides a range of environments to work and study including:

  • Study spaces in open areas near the main book and journal collections
  • Study spaces with fixed PCs that are near printing, scanning and photocopying facilities
  • Group study rooms that can be booked online
  • Designated quiet and silent study zones that are clearly identified
  • Flexible learning areas with furniture and equipment that can be configured to adapt to the requirements of the individual or group

More details about learning spaces at campus libraries:
Belfast Library
Coleraine Library
Jordanstown Library
Magee Library

Group Study Rooms

Bookable group study rooms are available to students in each campus library, offering silent or group study facilities. All study rooms are available for use by students if unoccupied but users will be asked to vacate the room if it has been booked by others.

Some rooms are equipped with ICT equipment for group use, including large LCD screens with a networked PC or laptop connection.

Group study room details for:
Belfast Library  [Book online]
Coleraine Library  [Book online]
Jordanstown Library  [Book online]
Magee Library  [Book online]




Learning Spaces

The Belfast Campus Library entrance is on Level 2 and open 24/7. Facilities include informal and comfortable seating to allow users to meet and relax; display cases containing rolling exhibitions of student work as well as a selection of new Library stock and two computer rooms with PC and Mac workstations as well as individual desk spaces with power connections for mobile devices. There is a group study room with priority booking for student support sessions.

Level 0 and Level 1 are both available during Library opening hours:

Level 1 contains reference collections and provides areas for quiet study. There is a variety of informal seating and some PC workstations as well as individual desk spaces with power connections for mobile devices. There are two group study rooms here, one with a large screen for use with laptops, the other with a large screen & PC.

The ground floor (Level 0) contains the main book collections and a variety of informal seating. There are seats at large tables as well as at individual desks and high-level benching. There are two group study rooms here, one with a large screen for use with laptops, the other with a large screen & PC. In addition, there is an informal space for collaborative study with a range of seating, power connections and a large screen for use with laptops.

Learning Spaces: Capacity:
Study spaces with a PC: 97
Study spaces without a PC: 179 [102 formal, 77 informal]

 

Group Study Rooms

The following group study rooms are available in Belfast Library:

Room Capacity Equipment Bookable
Rm 2 (Level 0) 4 Large LCD (laptop connection only) Yes
Rm 7 (Level 0) 6 Large LCD & networked PC Yes
Rm 8 (Level 1) 6 Large LCD (laptop connection only) Yes
Rm 9 (Level 1) 6 Large LCD & networked PC Yes
Rm 18 (Level 2) 2 Assistive Technology PC Yes (contact Issue Desk)

Belfast Library Online Room Bookings

  • Rooms can be booked for two hour slots up to a week in advance.
  • All study rooms are available to use if unoccupied, but you will be asked to vacate the room if it has been booked by another student.
  • Rooms can be booked in person at the Library or by contacting the Belfast Library Desk.




Learning Spaces

The Coleraine Library occupies the top floor of the Main Building. The entrance area provides informal and comfortable seating to allow users to meet and relax.

The IT Suite (e-classroom) contains 40 study spaces, each one with a networked PC. This space can be used when there are no classes scheduled and is designated a silent zone. The Open Access Area contains 137 study spaces, each one with a networked PC. This area is open 24/7.

While Reading Room 1 and Reading Room 2 contain the book and journal collections, there are ample spaces for individual study. Reading Room 1 includes benching and is a designated silent zone. Between the two Reading rooms is a smaller room reserved for silent study. All study spaces have power connections for mobile devices.

There are 5 group study rooms in the Library, two of which are for larger groups. They all contain large screens for use with laptops. There is a group study room reserved for student support sessions.

Learning Spaces: Capacity:
Study spaces with a PC: 177
Study spaces without a PC: 352

 

Group Study Rooms

The following group study rooms are available in Coleraine Library:

Room Capacity Equipment Bookable
H325 (Rm 4) 6 Large LCD (VGA laptop connection only) Yes
H326 (Rm 5) 12 Large LCD (VGA & HDMI laptop connections) Yes
H327 6 Large LCD (VGA & HDMI laptop connections) Yes
H329 6 Large LCD (VGA & HDMI laptop connections) Yes
H330 12 Large LCD (VGA laptop connection only) Yes
H331 1-to-1 Support Only Assistive Technology PC Yes (not online)

Room BookingsColeraine Online Group Study Room Bookings

  • Rooms can be booked one week in advance, for two hours a day and up to four hours a week.
  • All study rooms are available to use if unoccupied, but you will be asked to vacate the room if it has been booked by another user.
  • Rooms can be booked online, in person at the Library desk or by contacting the Coleraine Library Desk.




Learning Spaces

There are 600+ study spaces across the two floors of Jordanstown Library. These spaces provide flexible options for studying with areas for single and group study and zones for silent, quiet and social learning. These zones enable everyone to choose a space to work which suits them. The library has WIFI access throughout.

Social Learning Spaces:
These spaces located on both floors house 400+ PCs, printing facilities and individual desks with power connections for mobile devices. Main areas include:
The Library Hub - Located on the ground floor this offers a more informal and flexible space. This includes moveable tables and chairs, sofas and a group study booth.
Quiet Study Room - Located behind the Information Point on the first floor this room offers a mix of individual and small group study spaces with good access to power connections. Noise should be kept to a minimum.

Silent Study Spaces:
Separated from the social learning area by sets of wooden doors this offers a range of spaces suitable for individual silent study, including: 200 study desks, 4 individual study pods with power connections, 6 individual study booths with power connections. Main areas include:
The Silent Study Room - This room is on the first floor and offers acces to 12 PCs and 14 individual desks, most with access to power connections.

 

Group Study Rooms

The following group study rooms are available in Jordanstown Library:

Room Capacity Equipment Bookable
13C03 12 Large LCD & networked PC Yes
13C04 6 Large LCD & networked PC Yes
13C05 12 Large LCD (VGA laptop connection only) Yes
13C06 12 Large LCD (VGA laptop connection only) Yes
13C07 6 Large LCD & networked PC Yes
13C08 6 Large LCD & networked PC Yes
13C09 6 Large LCD & networked PC Yes
13C10 6 Large LCD (VGA laptop connection only) Yes
13C11 12 Large LCD (VGA laptop connection only) Yes
13C12 6 Large LCD & networked PC Yes
13E38 6 Large LCD & networked PC Yes
13E42 6 Assistive Technology PC Yes (not online)

Group Study Room BookingsJordanstown Online Group Study Room Bookings

  • Rooms can be booked one week in advance, for two hours a day and up to four hours a week.
  • All study rooms are available to use if unoccupied, but you will be asked to vacate the room if it has been booked by another user.
  • Rooms can be booked online, in person at the Library desk or by contacting the Jordanstown Library Desk.




Learning Spaces

The Magee Library entrance area provides informal and comfortable seating to allow users to meet and relax. The Library has Wi-Fi throughout the building. The ground floor also contains individual desk spaces with power connections for laptops.

The 1st floor contains individual desk spaces near the main book collections. There is also a common room area with drinks and snack vending machines to allow students to take a break and meet with friends.

The 2nd floor contains two large areas with study spaces, the majority of which have networked PCs. One of these areas is a silent study zone. There is also a room for individual silent study as well as a large e-classroom with 50 networked PCs which can be used by students when the room is not in use for classes.

There are 6 group study rooms on both the 1st and 2nd floors, one of which is reserved for student support sessions. All group study rooms are equipped with a large screen & PC.

Learning Spaces: Capacity:
Study spaces with a PC: 247
Study spaces without a PC: 273

 

Group Study Rooms

The following group study rooms are available in Magee Library:

Room Capacity Equipment Bookable
Rm 1, 2 & 3 12 Large LCD & networked PC Yes
Rm 4 8 Large LCD & networked PC Yes
Rm 5 5 Large LCD & networked PC Yes
Rm 6 1-to-1 Support Only Assistive Technology PC Yes (not online)

Group Study Room BookingsMagee Online Group Study Room Bookings

  • Rooms can be booked one week in advance, for two hours a day and up to four hours a week.
  • All study rooms are available for use if unoccupied, but users will be asked to vacate the room if it has been booked by other users.
  • Rooms can be booked online, in person at the Library desk or by contacting the Magee Library Desk.