Main Library Summer Improvements 2016 – Update 3/8/2016


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

Work underway this week (1st-8th August) and updates

2nd floor – Construction work to remove empty shelves and carry out electrical works is underway on the north side of the 2nd floor. The collections JV-PB are currently cordoned off and access to these items is through consultation with Helpdesk staff located on the 2nd floor or Ground Floor 9.15-4.45 Monday to Friday, or through emailing at other times.

Move of collections 3rd floor to 2nd floor

Collections from the 3rd floor now permanently located on the 2nd floor are:

  • All P Pamphlets
  • All P Folios
  • P books
  • PA books
  • PB books


The updating of shelf-end signs is currently underway and we expect this to be completed this week.

We are also working on updating the main Library signs and will have accurate signs in place at the completion of the Main Library works.

DiscoverEd Search Points

We are currently updating the information in DiscoverEd and the information retrieved will then reflect the new location of items that have moved from the 3rd floor to the 2nd floor.

Compression of Compressions

The addition of new study spaces on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors is made possible through the compression of the collections on the shelves to provide free shelving that can be removed. This compression of collections is now complete.

Apologies for the continuing noise and disruption – thank you for your patience while work is underway.

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