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April 30, 2024

Maximise your study sessions at Deakin Library

Maximising your study sessions at Deakin Library begins with finding the right space that suits your study habits and learning style. The library offers a variety of environments tailored to the needs of students and staff – from quiet study booths and rooms equipped for group work to areas designated for relaxation and unwinding.  

In this blog, we’ll guide you through the different study spaces available, how to reserve them and tips for making the most of these resources. Whether you’re preparing for a major exam or working on a project, choosing a study spot can significantly improve your productivity and focus. 

Reserving study spaces at Deakin University Libraries 

Deakin students can book various library spaces. Whether you need a group study room, a private booth, a desk or a computer, we’ve got you covered. Our easy-to-use online booking system allows you to book ahead of time, or you can turn up and find a free spot.  

If the study rooms are fully booked, consider using the designated ‘quiet levels’ in each library, which are clearly marked with signage for your convenience. These areas provide a tranquil setting for studying and completing assignments. 

pictures showing the quiet study space signage

Creating your ideal study space 

Creating a study space that suits you is crucial for getting comfortable and being productive. Whether it’s a cosy booth for lounging or a quiet corner to get focused, finding what works best for you is important. Consider incorporating music (through your earbuds or headphones) or fidget toys to enhance concentration. Experimenting with different setups can help you discover the most effective study system for you. Here are some tips to get you started: 

Five things to put in your bag for a long study session 

When gearing up for a long study session, it’s essential to pack smart. Here are five things to consider putting in your bag: 

  1. Water bottle: Staying hydrated is crucial for keeping your brain alert and focused. Our libraries also have water bottle refill stations. 
  2. Lots of snacks: Energy levels can dip during long periods of studying. Pack some nutritious snacks like nuts, fruits or yogurt to keep your energy up without the crash that comes from sugary alternatives. Our libraries are also situated right near vending machines and cafes, so you can always find something to eat. 
  3. Notebooks and stationery: Even if you plan to use a laptop or tablet, having a notebook and some pens or pencils can be useful for jotting down quick notes or making diagrams. You can never go wrong with some coloured pens and highlighters. 
  4. Charger: Ensure your electronic devices don’t run out of juice at a crucial moment by packing your charger. Most of our study spots have a power outlet, so you won’t have to run your cords all over the place. 
  5. Noise-cancelling headphones: A good pair of headphones can help block out distracting noises and keep you focused on your work. Alternatively, they can be great for listening to lectures, music or podcasts.  

We hope these tips have given you some inspiration as you curate your study space in one of our campus libraries. Good luck! 

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