University of Exeter
Falmouth University College

More study spaces and improved inclusivity in the Penryn Campus library

29 September 2016

To accommodate the growth in student numbers, a key part of the Universities' development strategies has been to increase study space and access to resources. Through consultation with the FXU (Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union) and students, we have increased the number of study spaces by over 30% in the Penryn Campus Library Reading Room.

The Reading Room on Level 2 of the Library, has undergone extensive refurbishment over the summer to increase the number of individual, quiet study spaces. Additional study spaces have also been created on Level 1 of the group study area in the Library and near the IT Suite.

The Reading Room offers improved flexibility for students; it has been furnished with additional workstations including tables and chairs, high bench study spaces for use with a laptop, plus an adjustable height desk with an Apple Mac, new carpets, LED lights and power sockets.

There are also plans to improve accessibility to the main collection and Reading Room on Level 2 with the installation of new automatic doors, to welcome and assist all students, staff and visitors.

“I love it! Thank you. I used to study here in the Reading Room and get in especially early to get a study space, now there are lots more places to study.” 3rd year, Zoology (University of Exeter) student.