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The Betty & Gordon Moore Library


Within our walls, you'll find some of the more recent advances made in library study space design. We have added such facilities as study pods and portable blackboards, whiteboards, reading stands and beanbags to the pre-existing layout. These should help you to create your own ideal study space. If you have any other ideas on improving your study space, then please don't hesitate to contact a member of library staff.

Acoustic BoothStudy Pods | Blackboards & Whiteboards | Sit-Stand Workstations | Glass Room | Beanbags | Reading Stands | Study Rooms


Acoustic Booth

The Moore is home to a very popular acoustic booth, where you can find a disturbance-free space for online meetings or calls. The booth is located on the Ground Floor.


Study Pods & Mini-Pods

On the lower-ground floor, you'll see the library now has four large study pods and a couple of smaller mini-pods.

These comfortable, acoustic booths are designed to provide screening and restrict external noise. They are ideal for group discussion, supervisions or project work. Alternatively, they can be used for private study.

The large pods hold up to six people and the mini-pods comfortably seat two. They each have a table with easy-access USB / plug points for laptops, recharging phones, etc.

Any of our readers may use them at any time and they do not need to be pre-booked.


Blackboards & Whiteboards

We now have several blackboards/whiteboards complete with chalk, white pens and erasers for you to use. Please feel free to move them, within the library, to your chosen study area.


Sit-Stand Workstations

We have four sit-stand workstations located on the second, first and lower-ground floors. Each is fully-adjustable so that library users can sit or stand at a comfortable height.

Let us take the strain! - they are extremely heavy items, so please do ask a member of staff if you would like them moved to a different area of the library.


Beanbags & Reading Stands

These can be found scattered throughout the building and on each floor. Please feel free to move them, within the library, to your chosen study area.


The Glass Room

On the right side of the lower-ground floor is a large, open-plan, sound-proofed glass room with plenty of desk space and multiple power sockets.



The Pink & Blue Study Rooms


Behind the lift on the lower-ground floor, there are two bookable rooms (one Pink, one Blue) which can be used for lectures, supervisions, presentations, group discussions, private tuition, etc.


  • Wall-mounted large screen monitors with PC, Laptop and HDMI connections (extra cables available on request) *NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REPLACED*
  • Wipe-clean whiteboards with whiteboard marker pens
  • Wi-Fi
  • Large table
  • Bench tables
  • Capacity: ca. 10 people

Booking restrictions:

  • Registered users (Current staff and Students, Visiting academics with borrowing rights. INI visitors by arrangement) 
  • 5-hour maximum booking period
  • Users can only book dates within the current University term
  • Rooms are only available during staffed hours and are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Rooms should be vacated 15 minutes before the Service Desk closes

Please note: If you are more than 15 minutes late, staff reserve the right to cancel your booking and reallocate.

Bookings may be made in advance using the link to the form below, in person at the Service Desk, or by telephoning (01223) (7)65670. Whilst we are happy to offer immediate access to the rooms if they are free, we would recommend that advance bookings are made to avoid potential disappointment.

You can view the Study Rooms Booking Calendar and / or book a study room using this online Study Rooms Booking Form

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Latest News

Moore Library Lift Works, Summer 2023

10 July 2023

Works on the Moore Library Lift will begin on Wednesday 21 June 2023. Some noise & disruption is expected. The upper & lower floors will only be accessible via the stairs; if the stairs are not an option for you, please contact staff & we will fetch you any materials you need.