Welcome back returning students!

Welcome back to our returning students! We hope you enjoyed your summer break. There have been a few changes to Bay Library while you’ve been away:

In response to student feedback, we have brought together the library printers in a new Print Zone in the central area of the library. You can now go straight to the Print Zone for any printing, photocopying or scanning you need to do instead of searching the whole library for a printer that’s available.

8 more PCs have been installed in the library.

We have rearranged the library slightly to create 36 extra study spaces overlooking the study well in the central area of the library. We also have some new mobile tables to create a more flexible study space.

The Wellbeing Collection and our newspapers have moved to a new corner by the Group Pod. There is also some careers information in this area. The area is for quiet reading and relaxation.

The Book Swap has moved to the self-service café area. Please help yourself if you see something you’d like to read, but try to bring a book back to replace it!

We hope you like the changes. If you have any comments or feedback, please let us know. There is a suggestion box in the library, or our contact details are available on the library website.

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Shhhh! Silent study space in Bay Library and in Great Hall

We’ve made some slight changes to the silent study spaces in Bay Library. From now on, the North Wing will be a silent study zone. You’ll find three study areas in the North Wing:-

  • PC Room 1 – this is now the silent study computer room
  • Silent Study Rooms – these have individual desk spaces with power sockets and USB connections for you to plug in your devices

We ask that you respect your fellow students and work silently in these areas. If you need to talk while you work, you can do so in the Central Area or the South Wing, but please consider other library users and keep noise to a minimum. (Please note, PC Room 2 in the South Wing was previously the silent PC study space, but you can now talk in this room.)

SIgn on the wall reading 'You are now entering a silent study zone'

You’ll see some new signs in the North Wing  Sign on the wall reading 'Silent Study Zone'

 

To help you during the exam period, there is some extra silent study space available in the Great Hall from the 22nd May to the 16th June. Here are the details:-

09.00-18.00 Monday (excluding bank holiday)

Great Hall 043 & 049

09.00-18.00 Tuesday

Great Hall 043

09.00-18.00 Wednesday

Great Hall 043

09.00-18.00 Thursday

Great Hall 043 & 049

09.00-18.00 Friday

Great Hall 043 & 049

Good luck with your revision and in your exams. Pob lwc!

Extra study space for exam period

Are you looking for a quiet place to revise for your exams? Room 117 and room 128 in the School of Management building are both available for silent study Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 18.00 until the 27th January.

If you live close to Singleton Campus, please also check the extra study space that is available there.

This is in addition to the usual study space in the library. Bay Library is open 24/7 as usual. There are silent study rooms available in the North Wing if you need to work somewhere without distractions.

Please look out for our friends from the Students’ Union who will be handing out free tea and coffee at prearranged times in the library as part of Study Aid 17.

Good luck with your exams!

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Shhhh! Silent PC Room in Bay Library

In response to student feedback, Bay Library’s PC Room 2 will be for silent study from today. We will trial this for the term, so please send your comments to buslib@swansea.ac.uk to help us decide if this should be a permanent arrangement. You can also fill in one of our comments cards, which are available near the entrance of the library.

PC Room 2 is in the South Wing, closest to the beach. It is available to those who would like to work quietly on a PC. Signs are on display to show that it is for silent study only. If you are working on a group project or would like to talk to each other, please find another space in the library to work at. We ask that all students cooperate with this during the trial period.

The two silent study rooms in the North Wing are also still available. There are no PCs in these rooms, though there are plugs and USB ports available to connect your devices.

If you have any questions please email buslib@swansea.ac.uk or ask at the Information Desk.

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Floor plan of Bay Library. PC Room 2 in the South Wing is now for silent study only.

Library Zones: Silent & Quiet Study Areas

Within the library there are different types of study zone, we have …

study areas key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before identifying where the silent and quiet study areas are located, let’s look at the layout of the library.

The publicly accessible part of the library (the Tower is a staff only area) has four levels which are split between two wings; the East Wing and the West Wing.

You enter the library on level 3, this is where the cafe and our service desks e.g. Issue Desk, Information Desk, and IT Support are located.

map of library

 

Silent Study Areas

As the name suggests these areas are for silent study only; that means talking and mobile phones are prohibited in these areas.

There are many silent study areas located in the library; lets look at the library floor by floor:

On our floor plans silent study areas can be identified by a red spot  

East Wing

Level 1: There are two silent study areas, located either side of the main entrance.

Level 2: There are two silent study areas, located either side of the main entrance.

Level 3: All the study spaces located on this level are for silent study only.

Level 4: Also known as the Law Library – the whole of the Law Library is a silent study area.

West Wing

Level 1: There is a silent study room located on the furthest corner of this level.

Level 2: There is a small collection of silent study desks located to the left of the Folios.

Level 3: This level mainly consists of the Study Hall, which is a group study area – there is a silent PC Room located to the left of the main stairwell.

Level 4: There are three silent study rooms on this level: Training Room 3, the Postgraduate PC Room (far side of the gallery) and the Silent PC Room (next to Training Room 3)

 

Quiet Study Areas

Within the quiet study areas quiet conversation is permitted, and we ask that you change your mobile phone to silent mode.

There are many quiet study areas located in the library; lets look at the library floor by floor:

On our floor plans silent study areas can be identified by a yellow spot 

East Wing

Level 1: There are only silent study areas on this floor.

Level 2: There is a large quiet study room located on the far side of the floor (from the main entrance turn right)

Level 3: There are only silent study areas on this floor.

Level 4: Also known as the Law Library – the whole of the Law Library is a silent study area.

West Wing

Level 1: There are only silent study areas on this floor.

Level 2: There is a large quiet study area located on the far end of the floor.

Level 3: This level mainly consists of the Study Hall, which is a group study area – there are no quiet study areas.

Level 4: There are two quiet study areas on this level; the area next to the newspapers and the gallery walkway.

 

Please be considerate of your fellow student and abide by the rules of the study area you are working in. 

 

If you have any difficulties locating a specific study area please ask at the Information Desk or use our floor plans