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Laidlaw Library opening times

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Closing arrangements

30 minutes before closing time, all the group rooms will be locked.

15 minutes before closing time, staff begin to close the rest of the building, starting on floor 3.

Café opening hours

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Laidlaw Library floor plans

Laidlaw Library study space

The Laidlaw Library has 900 study spaces with flexible group study areas, 20 bookable group work rooms and booths, and silent study spaces. Silent study spaces are available on levels 1, 2 and 3. Group study rooms, booths and areas are on all levels.

Find out about bookable study space.

Drinks with lids are allowed in the library. Please consume other food and drink outside.

If you leave the library for more than 30 minutes, please take your belongings with you.

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Accessible student study rooms

Description: Room 1 and 2

Additional notes on capacity: Each room can accommodate one student and a personal assistant

Facilities

Accessible study room 1 is on floor 2 and room 2 is on floor 3. They have a height-adjustable desk, PC, large letter keyboard, tinted overlays, magnifying sheets, dimmable lights, book stand and whiteboard.

Assistive software on the PC: Jaws, Zoom Text, Mind View, Read and Write, Naturally Dragon Speaking (room 2 only).

The rooms are for students who have a completed Assessment of Needs resulting in longer library loans.

Book a session up to seven days in advance, with a maximum of three sessions booked at any one time.

Choose your session using the Library study space booking system by ticking the accessible study box, fill in your details and we will be in touch to confirm your booking.

Group booths

Description: Booths 9 – 12, 14 – 18 (up to 8 people); Booth 13 (up to 5 people).

Facilities

Group booths 9-14 are on floor 1, booths 15-18 are on floor 2. They have Air Media screen sharing, PC, large screen, HDMI and USB sockets.

Group booths are for groups of three or more.

Book a session up to seven days in advance, with a maximum of three sessions booked at any one time.

Booths can be booked via the Library study space booking system. Select your location and then category Group Study Rooms and booths to check availability

Group rooms

Description: Rooms 1 to 6 (up to 8 people); Rooms 7 and 8 (up to 6 people).

Facilities

Group rooms 1-6 are on the ground floor, room 7 is on floor 2 and room 8 is on floor 3. They have whiteboards, AirMedia screen sharing, HDMI and USB sockets.

Group rooms are for groups of three or more.

Book a session up to seven days in advance, with a maximum of three sessions booked at any one time.

Booths can be booked via the Library study space booking system. Select your location and then category Group Study Rooms and booths to check availability

Laidlaw Library IT and printing

Computer facilities

180 computers, and 14 timed-access computers, are available throughout the Laidlaw Library.

See how many seats are currently availability in IT clusters on campus.

IT Services provide more information on assistive technology and any adjustable furniture available in computer clusters.

The Student Education Service provide a list of free to use software, apps and online tools for students, which includes assistive technology resources.

Print, copy, scan

MyPrint devices are currently unavailable for drop-in printing because of the coronavirus measures. Please use the PCB Print Service instead.

You may print if you are studying in the library.

More information about printing, copying and scanning is available from the University IT service.

Read the Library's copyright information to check what you are allowed to copy.