Answered By: Your Library Team
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017     Views: 17

The Information Commons is a joint venture between Corporate Information and Computing Services (CiCS) and the University Library. It's open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and delivers study spaces and access to student materials via self-service technology.  You need your University ID card to get in.  Alumni are now able to access the IC during staffed service hours but holders of other External (white) UCards or University Library External Borrower cards are not able to use the Information Commons.

Level 0 - On the ground floor you will find self service reservation collection area where you can pick up requests and self service laptops.  There are also self issue and return machines to issue and return books, and quick print facilities.

On floors 1-4 - There is a large library collection distributed over the 4 floors in Dewey order.  There are also Business Units on all these floors with printing, photocopying, self issue machines and StarPlus access.  

Floor 1 - Our Information Desk is on this floor; here you can access support is available from Library and CiCS staff. The SESS (Student Equipment Support Service) desk is also located here. 

Group Study Rooms

There are 15 group study rooms on Levels 1 – 6. They accommodate different sizes of group, from small 2-person rooms to large rooms suitable for ten people. Each room has been painted with whiteboard paint that groups can use to plan, make notes, and record ideas.

All rooms are bookable through the myR&R booking system.

Silent Study

Silent study reading rooms with no PCs are located on Level 2, 3 & 6.
Silent study space with PC's is available on Level 5.
On the ground floor there's a 70-seat café with convenient kiosk computers and water drinking facilities throughout the building.

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Chat is available during staffed hours.