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Your study environment

Full details about our current service and adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found in the Returning to Campus Library Guide

Our libraries have dedicated zones for those who wish to study silently, quietly or in a group.

Please respect your fellow users and adhere to the Library Services Code of Conduct and User Charter.

Access

You must have your City card with you to visit the library.

  • Access to our libraries outside staffed hours is for City students, staff, and alumni only.
  • Children are not allowed access to the library

COVID-19 arrangements

You must book a computer desk or study space at Northampton Square Library and the Business Library before you visit. Available to City students only.

Study zones

Silent study

Behaviour

  • No talking
  • No mobile phone use
  • No hot food
  • Cold food is allowed
  • Hot and cold drinks in lidded containers are allowed

Locations

Northampton Square

  • Library levels 4, 5 and 6
  • Silent Study computer labs levels 4 and 6
  • Silent Study Financial Resources Suite level 5, with bookable terminals for use of Bloomberg, Eikon and Morningstar databases

Business Library

  • Rear of the library

Quiet study

Behaviour

  • Whispered, brief conversations
  • No mobile phone use
  • No hot food
  • Cold food is allowed
  • Hot and cold drinks in lidded containers are allowed

Locations

Northampton Square Library

  • Level 3

Business Library

  • Throughout library
  • Financial Resources Zone: 12 bookable terminals for use of Bloomberg, Eikon, Morningstar and other databases
  • Beurau Van Dijk room (Room 1012)
  • PC lab (Room 1002)

Group study

Behaviour

  • Low level conversations for group work
  • No excessive noise
  • Mobile phone calls allowed if they do not cause disturbance to others
  • No hot food
  • Cold food allowed
  • Hot and cold lidded drinks allowed

Locations

Northampton Square

  • Level 2
  • Group Study Rooms Level 3

Business Library

  • Rooms for group study outside the library are available for PG and MBA students to book

The City Law School (Gray's Inn Place)

  • Lower Ground Level

Personal security

  • For your safety and security CCTV is in operation and routine patrols are undertaken
  • Keep your belongings with you at all times. Unattended items may be removed
  • Be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to a member of library staff or security
  • In an emergency follow instructions given by staff and learn the evacuation routes