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Assessment Period support

9th May 2022 - 11th June 2022

The library is here for you over the coming weeks of assessments and revision. From extra bookable study spaces to advice on studying healthily, here’s everything you need to know about using the library during this assessment period.

Extra Study Space


Study Space

Study space is available within the library and across campus throughout the assessment period, including at the Students’ Union, at halls of residence, and within departments. These study spaces are open to all students, and you can visit the Learning Spaces web page to find out more.

To secure a bookable space for study, visit our space reservation page.

Live occupancy updates can be found on our Library Update page.

Group Studying


Group rooms

Group rooms in Western Bank Library and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital will be will be a available as walk-in study spaces during this period to accommodate more users.

Group rooms can be booked at the Information Commons and the Diamond. To book your group room, visit our space reservation page.

Silent Study Space


Additional Silent Study Space

Quiet and silent study space is very popular at this time of year. As such, we’ve added additional silent study areas to meet your needs, including Level 4 in Western Bank Library.

Please do be aware that if you are sat in a space that has been booked by another user, you may be politely asked to move. To secure a space to study, you can book your space here.

Please be considerate to your fellow students during the assessment period by keeping noise to a minimum.

Forr more information about these spaces, visit the Learning Spaces web page.

Outside of IC


Study healthily and take a break

Study Passes:

It's important to take a break from studying from time to time. If you need to leave your desk for more than a few minutes, you can use a study break pass to make it clear to others when you’ll be back.

Passes are available from the Welcome Desk at Western Bank Library, the Health Sciences Library, throughout the Information Commons and the Diamond. Use these passes to let other people know that you will be leaving your desk for up to 45 minutes.

The Garden Room:

The Garden Room is located on the Ground Floor of the Information Commons, and is designed as a space to rest and unwind. A laptop-free zone, the Garden Room has its own collection of books on mindfulness and reflection, as well as comfortable seating, tables, and blankets.

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Extra Help and Support

The library team are here for you seven days a week, throughout the assessment period and beyond.

If you have questions that you can’t find answered here, visit our FAQ Assessment & Revision stream.

If you can’t find your question answered on the FAQ page, you can get in touch with us via our Live Chat service. To start a chat, click the icon in the bottom right-hand corner of this page, our Library Help page, or StarPlus and our team will be happy to help!

Entry to IC


Prioritised access for university students

We prioritise student access to study spaces in all libraries during the assessment period. We will therefore limit access for external users so that more study spaces are available for students during this time.