Western Bank Library

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The Western Bank Library focusses on supporting individual study and research. It offers a total of 395 spaces where you can study without distraction.

PC availability

Opening hours

Facilities

Individual work

The Western Bank Library focuses on supporting individual study and research. It offers a total of 395 spaces where you can study without distraction.

Facilities Seats Location
Individual reading table 11 Special Collections Reading room
Facing desks with dividers 20 Reading room floor 5
Facing desks 18 Reading room floor 5
Study carousel with dividers 36 Reading room floor 5
Facing double desks 128 Reading room floor 5
Facing double desks with dividers 40 Reading room floor 5
Misc study desks 8 Reading room floor 5
Double and quadruple study tables with power via floor boxes 104 Reading room floor 6
Quadruple study table 24 Reading room floor 6
Facing Study desk 6 Reading room floor 6

Collaboration

On the fourth floor of the library you can find twelve group study tables of various sizes. Study tables can be booked via myRooms&Resources.

Facilities Seats Location
Conference table and power sockets 5 Group Study 4.12a
Conference table and power sockets 5 Group Study 4.12b
Conference table and power sockets 5 Group Study 4.12c
Conference table and power sockets 3 Group Study 4.12d
Conference table and power sockets 3 Group Study 4.12e
Conference table and power sockets 3 Group Study 4.12f
Conference table and power sockets 3 Group Study 4.12g
Conference table and power sockets 3 Group Study 4.12h
Conference table and power sockets 3 Group Study 4.12j
Conference table and power sockets 3 Group Study 4.12k
Conference table and power sockets 5 Group Study 4.12l
Conference table and power sockets 5 Group Study 4.12m

Meet and discuss

These spaces focus on small group meetings, formal or more informal.

Facilities Seats Location
Leather seats 6 Ground floor
Leather seats 25 Ground floor
Two-seater sofas 12 Level 4
Four-seater sofas 24 Main hall

General study

General study areas provide individual working spaces. You can talk in these spaces, so if you like to work alongside other people these are the spaces for you.

Facilities Seats Location
Desks with dividers 12 Level 3
Double desks with wall sockets 16 Level 3
Study carousel with power and data 10 Level 3
Study carousel with PC 10 Level 3
Study desk with power 1 Level 4
Double desks 8 Level 4
Study carousel with power 10 Level 4
Study carousel with PC 10 Level 4
Desk 2 Level 4
Study desk 3 Wolfson Technology Resource Centre
Study desk with PC 4 Wolfson Technology Resource Centre
Double study desk 21 Architecture Collection level 5
Double desk with PC 5 Architecture Collection level 5
Double desk with PC 38 Architecture Collection level 6

Printing and copying

For more information about printing services, visit the student printing page.

Facilities Seats Location
Print/Copy/Scan Level 2
Print/Copy/Scan Level 3
Print/Copy/Scan Level 4
Flatbed Scanner with PC 1 Level 4 - Wolfson Suite
Print/Copy/Scan, Quick Print PCs Level 5
Flatbed scanner with PC (A3 scanner) 1 Level 5
Print/Copy/Scan Level 6

Support services
Services Location
Concierge desk Ground floor lobby
Library welcome desk Fourth floor lobby
Library services Main hall
Specialist study facilities
Facilities Seats Location
Height adjustable desk 1 Level 4
Height adjustable desk with PC, assistive software and power 1 Level 4
Roll film viewer 2 Wolfson Technology Resource Centre
Microfilm microfiche viewer 3 Wolfson Technology Resource Centre
Video (VHS & DVD) viewer 1 Wolfson Technology Resource Centre
Microfilm microfiche viewer 1 Special Collections Reading room
Height adjustable desk with magnifier, PC, assistive software and power 1 Architecture Collection level 5
Height adjustable desk with PC, assistive software and power 1 Architecture Collection level 5