Study spaces

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Library Study Space

The Library has a variety of study spaces. Whether you like to work with a group of friends or prefer to work in silence there’s a study space to suit everyone. We also provide bookable rooms for group working or for single study. You can see where the study spaces are located from the Library floor plan.

Want to work with a PC? PCs are available in the IT suite, IT labs and also in the group study rooms. Wi-Fi and power sockets are available throughout the Library, so you can also use your own device wherever you want to study. We also provide a number of Multi Functional Printers (MFPs). You’ll need your Keele card to scan, print and copy.

Behaviour in the library

Both silent and group study areas are available for use but please remember that the Library is an academic study space and we do monitor noise and behaviour regularly. If you are being distracted by other users, you can use our ‘Text a Talker’ service and a member of staff will investigate the problem - text +44 (0)7768 511143. At busy times staff also monitor working space and any items left unattended for a period of time may be removed to free up study space for others. See the Library Code of Conduct.

Refreshment Area

Take a break from your studies in the refreshments area on the ground floor where you’ll find a selection of hot and cold drinks and also snacks. Cold food and drinks are allowed in the Library but not in the IT suite or Labs and any hot, smelly, or messy food is restricted to the refreshments area.

Library Lockers

Library lockers are available for use by Keele students on a 1 day basis and if the locker isn’t requested by another user, you can renew it manually for another day. If there are no library lockers available, you may place a request for one. There is no charge to use a Library locker but there's a charge of £50.00 for lost or stolen keys.

Booking a Room

Most of the spaces are open access and available throughout our opening hours without booking. There are however some bookable spaces.