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Café and social areas

For when you need to take a break from your studies or work, or just catch up with your friends and colleagues - the Library has its very own café situated through the entrance foyer of the AKLC, and several social seating areas (which you don't need to book).

The Library café

The Library café (Costa Coffee) is situated in the Andrew Kean Learning Centre and is open during term time from 8.00am to 2.30pm.

The café serves a variety of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

Outside of these hours, there are some vending machines in the foyer where you can purchase snacks and hot and cold drinks.  There are also three water fountains throughout the building for you to top up your water bottles (cups not provided).

Social study spaces

As well as the café, there are several other spaces in the Andrew Kean Learning Centre where you can work and socialise.  These include:

  • soft seating on the ground floor of the extension
  • flexible seating on the first floor of the extension
  • seating booths on the ground floor of the Library

These spaces are not bookable. 

Please be mindful of your fellow students and keep noise levels to a minimum where possible - if you know you need to discuss a project at length or with several people, please consider booking a group study room.

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