Royal Holloway libraryWatch
I'm a History UG thinking about taking a postgrad course at the Royal Holloway. My current university has a beautiful library which has been amazing throughout the three years I've needed to use it. I was just wondering how good the libraries at Royal Holloway are? I've heard some worries about not enough space, and some of the pictures I've seen seem to show a super social zone, which may not be ideal for serious PG study. I've heard worrying anecdotes about having to study on a ledge due to lack of space etc. How has everyone found the Royal Holloway libraries?
It does get very busy especially during certain times of year which can be a bit of a pain, and this is why they're building a new library soon. But for now the facilities aren't bad at all, and the opening hours are very decent too. Plus Founder's library is a beautiful and peaceful place to work, very Harry Potter-esque, which always helps with motivation, I find!
If you were to ever be in a position where the libraries are completely packed, there's an alternative in the form of several computer centres on site which are open 24 hours and tend to be less busy.