The Glucksman Library provides bookable spaces designed to meet contemporary teaching and learning styles

STUDENT BOOKABLE SPACES

Group Study Rooms 

These rooms have a capacity for 2 to 8 people and are provided for students to work together on coursework for group study. The rooms may be booked online up to 2 days in advance and for a max of 2 hours. 

They comprise a variety of flexible seating and furniture arrangements with state-of-the art AV facilities. 

Single-Use Study or Wellbeing Space

The two Acoustic Booths are intended for single person use only, and bookable online for a max of 1 hour.  

  • Take a private meeting or call 
  • Practice a presentation 
  • Take time out

Inside the booth you will find:

  • Table top and seat
  • 1 power point and 1 USB-C port for convenient charging
  • Adjustable ventilation and lights
  • The booth is not fully soundproofed

The booths are located in the Headspace area - one on floor 1, and one on floor 2. Turn left after entrance gates. Continue through one set of double doors and take the staircase on the left to either floor one, or floor two. Exit floor one or floor two, turn left and go through one set of double doors.  The booth is on the left. Alternative access via new library to Floor 1 or Floor 2. Lift availability


Media Production Labs  

Greenscreen and Audio Labs, bookable for Media Production use only

The Media Production Labs can be booked online by students, faculty and staff, only for the purposes of Media Production.  The spaces are self-service and include two Audio Labs (one PC, one Mac) for recording audio presentations or podcasts, and a Greenscreen lab, to record video or experiement with wireless VR headsets (available to borrow from the Makerspace).

Bookable for up to 2 hours per day. Users will need to attend an induction to have their student/staff ID added to the swipe on these rooms - bookable here. These rooms are fitted with CCTV. 

The Media Production Labs are are located on the first floor of the library, turn left after entrance gates. Continue straight until wood staircase (on right). Go up one flight to floor 1. Go through recess door on right. Take 2 right turns. Go down corridor and GL1-042 is the Audio Lab (with Mac) is the third room on left after toilets. Alternative access via old library Floor 1. Lift availability.


FACULTY AND STAFF BOOKABLE SPACES

Appellate Court - bookable by Faculty, Staff, Researchers and other interested groups 

The Appellate Court (48 capacity) can be booked online and these bookings are mediated by the Library. Indicate the date and time of your event and submit your booking form, free time slots are in green. After you have submitted your booking form, the Library will email you with a decision. 

The Appellate Court is located on the third floor of the library, accessible by lift and stairs. 

Food & drink is not allowed in the court, except for water for speakers. Catering is not permitted for Appellate Court events from week 9, until semester end. 

iZone - bookable by Faculty, Staff and Researchers  

The i-Zone (12 capacity), can be booked online. Bookings are mediated by the library, the iZone is intended to be used by staff for demonstrations and instruction to small groups.

The i-Zone is located on the ground floor of the library. After you enter through the swipe gates and walk towards the Information Desk, it is the first room on the left.

The i-Zone is fitted out with casual, moveable furniture, a large screen, a whitescreen, and some small notetaking tables. It may be booked by UL staff, and when not reserved can be used by students as a group study space. Users need to bring their own laptop to connect to the screen.

Data Visualisation Lab - bookable by Faculty, Staff and Researchers  

The Data Visualisation Lab (20 capacity) can be booked online. These bookings are mediated by the Library’s Technical Officer.

The Data Visualisation Lab is intended to be used by Faculty, Staff and researchers. Your booking should Indicate your proposed use of the lab. After you submit your booking form, the Library’s Technical Officer will email you with a decision. Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance of needing the space.

The lab is located on the first floor of the library, accessible by lift and stairs.

Meeting/Training Rooms - bookable by Faculty and Staff for learning purposes

There are currently six meeting/training rooms that can by booked by faculty & staff for learning purposes.  Four rooms each with a capacity for 4 people and two rooms with a capacity for 12 people are provided for the purposes of group work. The rooms may be booked online up to 1 month in advance and for a max of 4 hours in a day. You will need a staff ID card to access the general meeting space on Floor 2 in order to enter these bookable rooms. 

There is a general faculty meeting/reading space adjacent to these group rooms, where faculty/staff can relax, meet other faculty/staff, read a newspaper, study etc. This is open to all faculty/staff for learning purposes. Access is via swipe ID card. This is not a bookable space. 


 

Catering 

To minimise disruption to students studying within the library, please note that Catering is not permitted within the library building from Week 9 to semester end.  This restriction applies to events & meetings in the Appellate Court, and the various Faculty/Staff/Training rooms.

We are a Green Library, and we ask for catering (prior to week 9) be supplied using reusable cutlery/crockery and cups - the library strongly discourages single-use.  

It is up to event/meeting coordinators to arrange their own catering from one of the approved suppliers on UL Campus, the library does not manage this. Further queries about catering in the library can be directed to libinfo@ul.ie

 

Terms & Conditions - Regulations for Use

*Please keep a copy of the confirmation email, sent from LibCal after making a booking as this is proof of your booking and supplies a cancellation link, if needed. 

*Please note the room number of the room that you booked and time of booking, so that you can easily locate your room 

Terms and Conditions may vary depending on the room you are booking; there are more detailed terms and conditions available when you book the room online 

General T&C 

  • These rooms are provided for collaborative/group work e.g. course assignments, projects, research, presentations, group study, faculty, and staff meetings, etc. 
  • The Individual Study Booth is only suitable for single person use only.
  • Library staff do not mediate bookings (except for the Appellate Court and the Media Rooms), please ensure you have entered the correct name and email address and have taken note of the room number and time of booking. 
  • These rooms are not appropriate for: recreation, individual use, interviews, private tuition/grinds, scheduled tutorials or teaching purposes, office space, external training or commercial use etc. 
  • Rooms cannot be booked on a long term or recurring basis e.g., weekly, monthly. 
  • Bookings can only be made by registered students and staff of UL, using their UL email address.  
  • As the rooms are in high demand during term-time, if a group is more than 15 minutes late, another group may use the room until the next bookable slot. 
  • Anyone using these rooms without a booking must leave when requested by a group who has a reservation. 
  • Rooms cannot be reserved or 'held' by placing personal belongings in them. Any unattended belongings may be removed. 
  • Users of these rooms are requested to keep noise levels to a minimum and to leave the room in a clean and tidy condition. 
  • Personal belongings and library material must be removed upon vacating the room.
  • No food or drink permitted (except water in a reusable container). Litter must be disposed of responsibly.
  • Do not move furniture from one room to another or rearrange within the room.
  • Use of these rooms is subject to the Library's Code of Conduct 
  • Library staff may enter the rooms as needed for security, maintenance, or other reasons. 
  • No smoking or vaping in the study rooms or any part of the library.
  • Any behaviour deemed inappropriate by library or security staff may result in a request to leave the room and/or the library. Staff may occasionally request to see UL ID cards for the purposes of verification.