Main Library refurbishment

Published on 28 November 2023

Our newly refurbished top floor is now fully open

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New study desks with electrical sockets in the refurbished library top floor

The new space includes :

  • Enhanced workstations (screen dividers to be fitted soon to help control noise)
  • Individual PC monitors some with dual screens and monitor docks
  • Power sockets and charges at every desk
  • Standing desks 
  • Individual semi-enclosed study booths with acoustic panels
  • Hot and cold water kitchen facilities
  • Upgraded Willock Suite with new AV equipment and noise insulation
  • Calming space
  • Book stock available to access and browse
  • Silent study with use of features in the build to help reduce noise travel

Three group study rooms have been created in the new Willock Suite and will soon become bookable on Libcal.  Also, a calming space to help you relax and rest during a break from studying. Kitchen facilities including sinks and hot and cold water have also been added.

The top floor area will remain as silent study with use of features in the build to help reduce noise travel.

New desks with PCs on in the top floor of the library

Student desktop PCs now available including 20 with double monitors

Improvements across the Main Library

  • Additional gender-neutral toilets now open and available for use in areas 1A and 2A
  • Enhanced PC provision with dual monitors added to 20 existing PCs
  • High specification PCs with dual monitors
  • Additional solo study pods
View of study desks in the new library as the areas begin to open

New desks with power, including USB-C (dividers for each desk coming soon)

Study space and PCs

  • Laptops available from the InfoZone
  • Need a bigger screen? Connect a laptop to our monitor docks located on the ground and top floors
  • Wolfson 3 on the ground floor of Main Library is now available as silent study


Our SafePod will open again soon, please see the SafePod website for availability and registration details.  For any other queries please contact us.

Keep up to date with the latest refurbishment news on the Library Services Blog.