The VU Library provides access to study rooms, laptops and PC with specialist software.

Find out how to book a study room, laptop or PC in advance.

 

Book a study room

Study Rooms are bookable using MyPC for up to two hours and up to seven days in advance. Room bookings cannot be extended and usually one booking is allowed by a user.

Study rooms are for group study only (two or more students). They are not for individual study. Study rooms can only be booked and used by VU students. They are not available for staff use.

Library staff reserve the right to cancel or re-allocate a booking, or ask someone to leave if the:

  • student who booked the room does not turn up within 15 minutes of the booking
  • room is being used by a person other than the student who has a current booking
  • room is being used by an individual
  • room is being used for a purpose other than study
  • behaviour of users is inappropriate.

Room booking guidelines

We strongly advise that you book in advance.

Remember to turn up within 15 minutes of the booking time, as your booking may be cancelled and re-allocated to other students.

You can book up to seven days in advance, with a limit of three active bookings at one time.

During semester, quiet study applies in most areas of campus libraries. During SWOTVAC and the exams period, quiet study applies across all campus libraries.

Please do not to use mobile phones in quiet study areas.

Book a laptop

Library laptops/notebooks can be borrowed by VU students for academic work from the Library Service Desk during core Library hours

Library laptops/notebooks will be available for use for up to five hours: 

  • on campus or within the Library to supplement in-Library demand 
  • for use in study rooms 
  • for presentations 
  • to supplement teaching requirements e.g. exams
  • by students studying via Digital and Remote Learning Mode due to COVID-19 (extended borrowing period may be permitted under special circumstances).

Students can contact the Library to check laptop availability and enquire about making a booking.

Book a PC with specialist software

You can book a PC with specialist software (EIKON, Datastream) using MyPC for up to 5 hours and up to 7 days in advance.

Library staff reserve the right to cancel or re-allocate a booking, or ask someone to leave if the:

  • student who booked the PC does not turn up within 15 minutes of the booking
  • behaviour of users is inappropriate.