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Level 3, by the Journals Collection in the Student Centre, has been set aside for individual study. Here you'll find partitioned desks along the wall and beside the windows. These are marked by blue "Quiet Area" banners.
Group Study Areas
Both the Central Library and the Teaching Resources Library contain areas for group study.
Study areas can be found all over Level 4 of the Student Centre; just look for the pink sign that says "Study Area". Quiet discussion and group work is permitted in these areas, but please avoid being excessively loud or using your cell phone, and be generally mindful of your fellow students and their need for quiet.
Six booths in total are available for group use - three on Level 3 and three on Level 4 - and are suitable for 2 to 4 people. They have power points so you can plug in your laptops. Study groups have preference over individual students for use of the booths.
There are several rooms available for groups to book at the Central Library where they are free to work without disturbing other Library users.
Teaching Resources Library
There are a number of tables and two couches available in the Teaching Resources Library where groups can meet and study together, these are suitable for 2 to 6 people. Quiet discussion and group work is permitted in these areas, but please avoid being excessively loud or using your cell phone, and be mindful of your fellow students and their need for quiet.
There are a variety of study spaces in the TCBD including couches, pods, comfy chairs and study rooms on Level 1, which are available for groups to book.
Computing areas can be found on Level 2, 3 and 4 of Te Manawa - The Student Centre, in the Teaching Resources Library, and in the 24 Hour Computer Lab on level 1 (TCBD 1.03) of the Tauranga Campus.
See Computing Areas for more information.
Space Usage Policies
The group and study space usage policies aim to create a positive, friendly and productive enviroment for all Library users.
To help prevent theft Library staff may remove unattended items and stow at the Level 2 Library Service Desk where you can retrieve them on your return.
And please remember, NEVER leave your laptop, iPad or other valuables unattended for any period of time.
Saving or holding seats
It is discouraged to use a bag or other item to save or hold a seat for an extended period of time. At certain times of the year there is a high demand on seating and everyone deserves a seat. (This only applies to areas that can't be booked in advance). See the above policy for Unattended Bags.
Anyone being excessively loud and/or talking on cellphones will be reminded of the quiet area requirements, and may be asked to move downstairs to Level 2.