Sleeping in the Library

The Library should not be used for sleeping. It is a place for study and research. It is important for all library users that the space is used appropriately.

  • Your wellbeing is important. For good health and wellbeing, it is important to try to develop healthy routines, with regular meals, exercise and sleep times. There’s a close relationship between sleep and mental health. As such, we actively discourage our customers from sleeping in the Library and recommend that they take appropriate rest breaks and return to their accommodation to sleep.
  • During particularly busy periods, desk space in the Library is at a premium; we would ask that you be considerate of other Library users and not take up study space to sleep.
  • Library and Security staff who observe anyone who appears to be sleeping will monitor that customer and after a period of time will wake them to ensure they are conscious and well.
  • Repeated incidents of sleeping in the Library may result in referrals to other University departments or temporary suspension of your access to the Library building.