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The Research Commons

The  Research Commons is a scholarly common room for  academic staff and postgraduate students at master’s and doctoral level.  Situated in a secluded part of the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, well away from the library's busy public areas, it  provides a peaceful atmosphere where researchers can access electronic resources; work on their articles or theses; relax in a comfortable lounge area; and informally interact with colleagues.  Experienced library staff are on hand to assist with users’ information needs and to arrange consultations with subject specialists as needed.


The Research Commons is located in the Research Wing, on Level 7 of the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library.  Wheelchair access is via the lift from Levels 5 or 6 of the Research Wing.

Facilities include study desks with 2- and 3-pin power sockets and fast wireless internet access; high-end PCs housed in carousel workstations; laptops for loan in the Commons, high-speed internet connectivity; photocopying, printing, and scanning facilities; consultation rooms and a seminar room.

Contact us:    Research Commons Enquiries

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