The Learning Space is conveniently located directly opposite the Mary Seacole Building, on the Frederick Road Campus. It’s an ideal space for students in the school of Health Sciences and the school of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences.
If you’re looking for somewhere to study, or just have a bit of spare time in between lectures, please pop in and have a look around.
Study space will be limited at Clifford Whitworth throughout the library development project, so make the most of the space and facilities available at Allerton! You can also borrow more books from Clifford Whitworth (up to 25 at a time for undergraduates or 35 for postgraduates and staff) and they will be automatically renewed, so there should be less need to visit the main library regularly.
The Learning Space is open from 8am until 9pm, Monday to Friday.
What is there?
Here you’ll find the library enquiry desk, which is staffed from 9am – 5pm during the week. Staff can answer any queries you may have regarding your library or IT account and help you to access electronic resources. We also provide support for using printers, laptops, and any other library services.
There are 60 laptops available for students to borrow and use in the learning space. You will need your student ID card to borrow one – more information here.
Lockers are available next to the enquiry desk so that you can store your belongings and not have to carry everything around campus. Again, just make sure you have your ID card.
There is a seminar room which you can book online here. It has 2 PCs, a large screen monitor and space for 5 or 6 students. It’s great for group work, meetings or even a quiet spot to work on your own.
On level 1, you’ll also find a collection of Skills for Learning study guides, on topics such as critical analysis, referencing, reflective writing and IT skills.
The main area on level 2 is a large open space for group and social study. There are a number of sofas, comfy armchairs and coffee tables along with more traditional study desks. There are flipcharts which you can use to prepare for presentations and plenty of power sockets to plug in your laptop. There are also print, copy and scan facilities on this floor, as well as height adjustable desks.
The Level 2 extension is a quiet study area with lots of space and natural light. There are some open access PCs and two study pods, as well as more height adjustable desks. Ask a member of staff if you’re not sure how to use these.
There is a second group study room with PC, large screen and whiteboard, which can be booked online.
The PC suite in the extension (ALS203) is sometimes used as a training room but if not, you are free to use the PCs in here. The extension also has a silent study room.
We have a large open access PC suite with space for up to 100 students. You can always check whether PCs are available here or anywhere on campus by visiting this page
Remember, from any PC you can access all the e-books and other electronic resources, such as journal articles, that the library subscribes to.
There are printers and a separate training room (ALS402), which is free to use when there are no classes.
We have an assistive technology room, which can be booked at the library enquiry desk. This room has a height adjustable desk and also has the following software installed:
If you’re a NMSWSS student, your Academic Support Librarian is based in the Allerton Learning Space. Do you know who it is? Or how we can help you? You can find our contact details, book an appointment, and read about the support that we offer here.