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We have actively risk assessed all spaces and space usage in accordance with University guidance on Covid-19, and have further safety measures in place including high quality mechanical ventilation in most areas of the building and a CO2 monitoring program.

Assistive Technology Room 

Assistive Technology Room 

Monday - Friday : 09:00-18:50

Saturday : 09:30-16:30

This is a room for use by students registered with the Disability Resource Centre at Cambridge. Currently it is available for one user at a time, however we hope that students will be able to use it with a study assistant in the near future.

The room can be booked here: https://calendars.libraries.cam.ac.uk/calendar/accessibility

It has a PC with the following Assistive Technology on:

  • Dolphin Supernova
  • Dragon Professional

If you would like to use the PC, we would need to set you up with an account, which we are very happy to do!

Students are also very welcome to bring in any assistive devices or productivity tools.

If you would like to have more information about using the PC, or the room, please email disability@lib.cam.ac.uk

 

Group and Single Study Room

Group and Single Study Room

Monday - Friday : 09:00-18:50

Saturday : 09:30-16:30

The Group and Single Study Rooms are bookable spaces on the third floor, signposted from the nearby Beta staircase.

The rooms can be booked here: https://calendars.libraries.cam.ac.uk/calendar/ulgroupstudy

Bookings can be made for up to 8 people in the group study room, or for one person in the single study room. Sessions run for 2 hours* - there are separate bookings for the two rooms during the same slot. Only one person per group needs to make the booking for the group study room (please book 1 seat only on the online booking calendar). You can make multiple bookings on the same day.

Two different groups can book to use one table each in the same booking slot - please use any available table for your group when you arrive at the start of your booking. You may continue to occupy the same table if you have back-to-back bookings on the same day.

Please remember to tidy up and take all belongings with you at the end of your booking, to allow the next booked group to use the available tables after.

Please be aware that other library users need to walk through the room to get to the Assistive Technology Room and Single Study Room at the far end - you may be disturbed by doors opening and people entering the space, and we ask that you please be mindful, courteous, and respectful of your fellow library users if this happens. 

(*the final booking slot is 1 hour 45 minutes on weekdays and 1 hour 30 minutes on Saturdays, as bookings must fit within the opening hours of the South Wing 3 Study Hub) 

 

Commonwealth Room 

Commonwealth Room 

Monday - Friday : 09:00-18:50

Saturday : 09:30-16:30

The Commonwealth Room is a light and airy reading room, with large study tables fitted with power points, enabling users to plug in their own devices. The room has good Eduroam/UniofCam WiFi coverage.  

Access to the Library catalogue and electronic resources is available via the public PCs in the room. A self-service copier and scanner is available in the annex to the Commonwealth Room. Current photocopying charges are: 10p per A4 page; 20p per A3 page. Scans are free of charge.

Some seats are reserved for Postgraduate study.

 

Commonwealth Room - Postgraduate Study Space 

Commonwealth Room - Postgraduate Study Space

Monday-Friday 9:00-18:45

Saturday 9:00-16:00

Postgraduate students have told us that they appreciate having a seat that they know they can book out and return to. The Commonwealth Room on the third floor of the South Wing of the University Library is a quiet, airy, and pleasant study room. Postgraduate students can book out a desk for their use and leave their materials at the desk when they're not there. Book here: https://calendars.libraries.cam.ac.uk/space/15809