Did you know we have three group study rooms in the Kings Norton Library?

You can find them on the first and second floors of the building, and they can comfortably seat up to eight people. As well as a table and chairs, each room has a networked PC and wall-mounted screen, a flipchart and a whiteboard.

Our students can book them for free, up to a week ahead, subject to availability. You can only book a total of four hours per day and twelve hours per week though, because they are in such high demand and we want to be fair!

How do I book a room?

You can book a room online from anywhere, any time using your Cranfield email account. You will also need to confirm your booking by following a link from a verification email we will send you. This helps us to ensure that the rooms are only used by University students.

Follow the link to ‘Room bookings’ from the side menu on the Library’s intranet site.

Terms and conditions

  • Kings Norton Library group study rooms are intended for group study by students.
  • All equipment must be left in correct working order.
  • Noise must be kept to a minimum.
  • The doors must not be locked. Library staff need to enter the room to check the number and welfare of occupants.
  • All bookings are at the discretion of the library. Persons or groups found misusing or over-using the rooms may have their bookings cancelled. Bookings may be forfeit if the room is not occupied within 15 minutes of the start time.

Er, why are they named Group Study Rooms 4, 5, and 6?!

We know the numbering of our rooms is a bit odd! When the Library was originally built, we had a lecture theatre and three additional seminar rooms (numbers 1, 2 and 3) on the ground floor, where the PC Hub and the Career Development Service are located now. All the spaces were repurposed at different times and in different formations to adapt to evolving student needs, which meant there was never a good time to consistently rename them. Room usage has settled down in the last couple of years, but that means it might change again soon. So watch this space! (Well, you did ask…)

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