Since the heating across the University was turned on a few weeks ago, we have been experiencing a number of separate issues in the Library, and these are still being worked on or investigated by Estates. Unfortunately, the current cold snap has hit us before these are resolved, and as a result some parts of the Library are feeling particularly cold.
One major piece of work, the rebuilding and reinstallation of a fan on the roof of the Bannerman Centre, is due to complete next week, and should see full heating restored in the older part of the building. In addition, there are ongoing issues with the vented heating system in the new part of the building, which is generally working properly but not reaching all areas. This particularly seems to affect areas on all floors towards the front – this is still being investigated by University Estates.
Last night we received reports that the Law Library was particularly cold, and this was because there had been a complete failure of the boiler which runs the radiators for this part of the building - it was successfully restarted this morning and has been running smoothly since then.
If you are working in the Library and find it is particularly cold, please send details through to email@example.com, stating where the problem is, and we’ll look into it. Since these are often are localised, if possible it’s also worth trying a different part of the Library. In the meantime, please accept our apologies for any discomfort while we get this sorted.