If you're wondering what kind of spaces there are for you to study, whether on your own or in a group, at Bedford Campus Library, please read the FAQ below! You can also find information about how to book a study room and how to report noise complaints.


What places are available for silent study?

If you need a silent place to work, you can go to Level 2 of the Library. This whole floor is silent.

How do I report a noise complaint in the Library?

  • If you find that the silent floor is not silent, or that the noise in general is too loud on other floors, you can go to the Library customer services desk on the ground floor, and report it to a member of staff. This issue should then be dealt with immediately.
  • There is a possibility in the future that you will be able to email any noise complaints you have to a member of staff, so that you no longer have to leave your seat.
  • If you find that your noise complaints aren’t being addressed, please email help@bedssu.co.uk.

What places are available for group study?

  • On the ground floor there is a group study room that can be booked.
  • Alternatively, there is a group study booth on Level 1 of the Library.
  • On Level 3 there is a teaching practice room that can be used for groupwork too.
  • If you are unable to book the group study room, there are several spaces in the Library with clusters of tables which can be used for group work or study.

How do I book a room in the Library?

  • You can book a room in the Library by visiting this page and clicking on the ‘Bedford Group Study Room’ button to be taken to a separate booking system.
  • Alternatively, you can book a room in-person by using the door controller. It will tell you what times the room is available for you to book.
  • You can only book one-hour slots. If you need the room for longer, you can book two one-hour slots back-to-back. You cannot book them for any longer.
  • Remember you can only make seven bookings per week! If you regularly book rooms to do group work then have a different person book the room on each day so one person doesn’t use up all their booking slots.
  • For more information, please read this page.

What IT equipment is available?

Throughout the Library, there are 148 PCs and 5 MACS that can be used.

If you are needing to borrow a laptop, the Library can loan one of 36 laptops to you overnight for you to return the following day.

I need somewhere to do an interview for research / a viva / etc. Where can I go?

The Library doesn’t have specific rooms where interviews or vivas can be done.

If you need a private room to have a viva, try contacting the organisers of the viva and ask if they can arrange to book a room elsewhere on campus on your behalf.