Take a break (but not too long!)

As we move into one of our busiest times of the year, we appreciate that lots of you are spending longer hours in the Library and may need to take a break from time to time.

We strongly encourage you to study healthily and take regular breaks, but at the same time, with desk space at a premium it’s useful to let your fellow students know when you’ll be back (we get quite a lot of complaints from students about ‘reserved’ desks at this time of year).

From Monday 9 November, we will be launching a new ‘Take a break’ scheme:


Take a break


If you need to leave your desk for more than a few minutes, you can pick up one of these sheets to leave on your desk so it’s clear to others when you’ll be back. You can collect sheets from the Support Hub on Level 1, as well as on others floors near the printers and 15 minute short stay computers.

Just to note – whilst we’re happy for you to take short, regular breaks, please never leave a desk for longer than 40 minutes, otherwise it’s incredibly frustrating for other students and you risk having your belongings removed.