Compressing collections to create more study spaces – update 21 July 2016

This week we have finished compressing Main Library collections on the 2nd floor and have moved up to the 3rd floor.

Our contractors have moved collections on over 10,000 metres of shelving – quite an achievement!

In the coming weeks the empty shelving resulting from the compression will be removed, and additional study spaces added. This work has included a large amount of noisy reconfiguration of shelving and has restricted access to lifts and collections so apologies for the disruption caused.

We’ve been struck by how understanding our users have been during the work, so thank you all for your continuing patience.

Some of the collections (pamphlets and folios in P and the full collections of P, PA and PB) previously on the 3rd floor have now moved down to the 2nd floor.

The 2nd floor now has collections A-PB and the 3rd floor has collections PC-Z.

Signs will be updated accordingly.


This is part of the wider ongoing work to improve the Main Library over the summer – more posts to follow…