Queen's libraries provide a large number of Group Study Rooms to facilitate and encourage collaborative work. These rooms provide discussion and study space for small groups of students and are equipped with a computer and either a plasma screen or projection facilities.
Each study room is equipped with a PC, projector and projector screen.
GROUP STUDY ROOM LOCATIONS
McClay Library - 33 rooms: 30 for group study and 3 for individual study.
Medical Library - 3 rooms:
- Rooms 1 and 2 maximum occupancy = 4
- Room 3 maximum occupancy = 2 (Also has an interactive electronic whiteboard)
Biomedical Library - 7 rooms:
- 5 rooms for group study (maximum occupancy of 5 people in each)
- 2 rooms for individual or parent/child study.
Distribution of Group Study Rooms within the McClay Library
The rooms are numbered sequentially in a clockwise direction on each floor
- Ground Floor: Rooms 1 to 13
- Floor 1: Rooms 14 -19
- Floor 2: Rooms 20 - 28
- Floor 3: Rooms 29 -33
McClay Library: Bookings are for an hour, on the hour. A maximum of three consecutive hours may be booked on any one day.
Medical Library: Bookings are for an hour, on the hour. A maximum of 4 consecutive hours may be booked, Monday to Friday, according to opening hours.
Biomedical Library: Bookings are for an hour, on the hour. A maximum of 2 consecutive hours may be booked, Monday to Friday, according to opening hours.
Group study rooms are in high demand so it is important to cancel the booking if it is no longer required. This can be done either via Queen’s Online or using the link on the booking confirmation email.
Ten Minute Rule
If a room is not occupied within the first ten minutes, the entire booking is forfeited and the room is made available to other students.
Students with a Disability
Advanced booking of study rooms is available to students who may, for example, need to work with a support provider, use assistive technology, or who are particularly sensitive to noise/lighting. Referrals are made from the University’s Disability Service. Reservations should be made at least 48 hours in advance.
Parents with a Dependent Child
Parents are welcome to bring their children into the Library as long as they are closely supervised at all times. Advanced booking of the individual study rooms is available to parents who wish to spend time studying in the building whilst accompanied by their child. Reservations should be made at least 48 hours in advance to the Library Office.