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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 a new bookable space 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. All sessions run for 90 minutes - 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.

Each booking runs for 90 minutes during standard opening hours Monday-Saturday, with a 30 minute break between booked sessions to give a clear break between occupation - you are allowed to open the windows in the room but please remember to close them before you vacate at the end of your booking.

At present, only one group can book to use the group study room for each available booking. There are two tables available, each with five chairs.

Our Student Experience Team will be in touch after your booking with a short survey to ask you about your experience booking and using this room.

 

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