Main Library Summer Improvements –Temporary Disruptions to Users

The Main Library is embarking on a programme of works to bring significant improvements for library users by increasing the number of study spaces by 350 and providing additional power and data facilities at study desks.

The period of works is planned to be from 11th July to 31st August 2016 and is to be phased over the different floors.

Unfortunately, this will bring about temporary disruption to users in affected areas, involving noise disturbance, restricted access to some print collections and study areas being out of use.

Phase 1: Floor 4. The first phase of works is on the 4th Floor.  As a result, some of the collections on the 4th floor of the Main Library (print journals, newspapers, the Centre of African Studies (CAS) Collection and the Serjeant & Watt Collection) will be inaccessible from Monday 11th July to Friday 22nd July.

If you need an item from one of these collections during this time, please email us at Items will then be retrieved and be available for you at the Ground Floor Help Desk within 24 hours (Mon-Fri) of the request being placed. Requests placed on Friday evenings and over the weekends will be satisfied on Mondays.

When placing a request, please include your own contact details and full details (title, shelfmark, journal volume number etc.) of the item required.

For further information about the subsequent phases of works, dates and areas affected, please see blog []

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