Our study zone is a first-class library service, where we focus on making sure we meet your needs as an individual learner.

There is a wealth of information available to you - in print, online and multimedia format - and we will ensure you have all the skills you need to navigate the library's resources independently.

With more than 13,000 books, an ever-growing e-book collection and access to some of the best industry databases and journals, you'll find everything you need to support your studies in the Study Zone.

We use the latest, innovative technology to make sure you can easily find and access the resources you want, when you want them - our Pinterest account is just one of the ways you can see the latest we have to offer.

Our library staff are on hand with specialist knowledge of the best materials for your area of study, and can advise you how to get the most out of them to reach your full potential.

With more than 80 study spaces, including a group work area and a silent zone, you can choose how, as well as when, you want to study. And as our online resources are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you don't even have to be on campus to make the most of our collection.

External visitors

External visitors may only access the Study Zone while staffed between 9 - 5pm Monday to Friday, and must meet certain criteria.

External visitors may only access the Study Zone by appointment. Email studyzone@rave.ac.uk

Access to the library is only granted if material is not readily available at institutions elsewhere – such as the British Library. Any External user who is not a SCONUL member or has not emailed in advance of their visit will not be permitted access to the collection.

SCONUL members are requested to email in advance of their visit to ensure staff are available to supervise. Access without prior arrangement cannot be guaranteed.

Opening hours

Staff and student card-holders: The library is open from 6am - 11pm, Monday to Friday. Search the catalogue.

Contact us

You may find our helpful, friendly staff in the space throughout the week, however the Study Zone is a user-led environment that is not dependent on staff being present.

We can be contacted via email: studyzone@rave.ac.uk

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