Studying in the Templeman Library

There's a wide range of study spaces in the Library, including spaces with student PCs and different types of seating. Work in one of our more relaxed spaces, or use a silent space if you prefer not to be disturbed.

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Safety and wellbeing

Your safety and wellbeing are our priority. In line with Government guidance, we can only allow a limited number of people in the Library, so please consider whether your visit is essential. Use LibrarySearch Digital to check for a digital version of the book or resource you need.  

For your safety and the safety of others:

  • wear a face covering at all times in the library (unless you are exempt).
  • don't move furniture - it's positioned for your safety
  • study alone - don't gather or work in groups.

If there's a disturbance or something isn't working, please email library-report@kent.ac.uk or talk to any member of staff.

Everyone is expected to follow our Library regulations.

Opening hours

Individual study spaces

There are study spaces with and without PCs all over the library.

Silent zones

When you want to work alone and not be distracted or disturbed, go to a silent zone:

  • Block A, Floors 2 and 3
  • Block D, Floor 3.

Here you need to:

  • work alone in silence
  • not disturb others
  • set your devices to silent
  • keep drinks in secure containers
  • bring cold food only. 

Book a PC

If you want guaranteed use of a PC at a certain time, you can book a PC for up to 2 hours.

Study carrels

All students can book individual study rooms (carrels) in the Library for a day at a time. Each carrel is lockable and has a desk, chair and lamp.

Equipment to support your studies

PCs

  • There are a large number of student PCs in the Library. Find a free PC
  • Use a Quick access PCs for up to 20 minutes to check your email or print.
  • Just need LibrarySearch? Use a library resource terminal, available on all floors.

Laptop and headphone loans

Laptop and headphone loans are not currently available.

Printing

There are printers all across the Library - you can also use them for copying and scanning. Clean the printer’s touchpad before use with the wipes provided.

There's a small cost for printing. View our printing guide.

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