Posted on 17 October 2021
You've given us a lot of feedback that often the study spaces in the library are all booked, but not all the seats are actually filled - due to people forgetting to cancel bookings they no longer need, or leaving early and not 'checking out' of their seat to free it up for someone else. We're trying to address that issue with this change.
The 1st floor will remain as bookable space, but the ground floor will become 'overspill' space - no bookings required - and will work on a first-come, first-served basis.
We hope this blend of bookable and non-bookable spaces will provide a better experience for everyone, and we'll keep an eye on it to make sure it's working - keep telling us what you think and giving us your feedback!