To support you in your studies, we have a wide range of study spaces in the Templeman Library, including spaces with student PCs and different types of seating so you can choose a space which meets your study needs. You can work in one of our more relaxed spaces, or use a silent space if you prefer not to be disturbed.
Use our Find a PC service to check what’s free or choose a study desk with power to plug in your laptop. As you go up the building the spaces become silent.
- Block A, Floors 2 / 3
- Block D, Floor 3 (including PC Room)
Individual desks all have individual power and a lamp.
Non-silent study spaces
We also provide more relaxed spaces across the Library including study booths, comfortable sofas and chairs on Ground Floor, Floors 1 and 2. You’ll find PC Rooms in D Block Floor 1 and 2 that are non-silent. You can also study in the Library Café space on the Ground Floor.
Individual study rooms (carrels)
You can book an individual study room (carrel) in the Library for a day at a time at no charge. These rooms can be booked up to four weeks in advance. Each carrel is lockable and has a desk, power, chair and lamp. Carrels are open to other study spaces and may not be silent.
Need to work in a group?
You can book a group study room or booth – rooms have a digital screen, have a capacity of 6-8 people and a student PC plus large table and chairs. Booths offer a large table and 2 benches for 6 people.
There are some non-bookable techno-booths around the building with large digital screens that are great for group work too.
- Bring your KentOne card – it’s needed to access the Library, borrow books or print
- Set your devices to silent when in silent areas
- Hot food can only be eaten in the Library Café
- Cold food and drinks can be consumed everywhere – please use lidded bottles / cups only
- Don’t leave your possessions unattended in the Library
- Use ‘Take a Break’ on a student PC to lock it for 20 minutes if you need a break.
- Need a height-adjustable desk? View our accessibility guide.
- Face coverings are recommended in the Library