Due to the success of the refurbishment of Floors 0 and 1, the University has taken the decision to press ahead with refurbishing Floors 2 and 3 this summer. Work on these floors will commence on Monday 1 August, by which time all work will have been completed on Floors 0 and 1.
Floors 2 and 3 will be completely cleared of books, PCs, shelving and furniture. The books on Floor 2 will be packed up and stored on the Ground Floor, enabling the very successful ‘fetch’ service to continue. The service has so far dealt with over 400 requests during the first phase of the refurbishment.
The remaining print journals on Floor 3 will be packed up and stored elsewhere and will therefore be unavailable until the middle of September.
If you know that you need items from this area of the collection over the summer, please borrow them before 1 August. Loan periods will be extended, enabling you to keep these items on loan until the end of August.
Class numbers L – RA, including the Teaching Practice collection and the music scores and CDs
Subjects Education, Music, Fine Arts, Language and Literature, Science and the first shelves of Medicine (RA)
The Library will remain open throughout the works with the returned resources and space on Floor 1, plus the extension on Floors 1 and 2. The eLibrary will also be available throughout this time, providing access to a large number of electronic books.
What services will be provided to ensure access to resources during the refurbishment?
· A fetch service for resources currently shelved on Floor 2 (L – RA)
· Extended loan periods so that books can be borrowed before Floor 2 is packed up and not returned until the end of August
· Continued access to the Library’s collection of eJournals and eBooks
· Additional loan quotas for PG students, enabling you to go beyond your normal limit of 15 (PGT) or 20 (PGR) items, to 25 (PGT) and 30 (PGR)
· Use of other libraries through the SCONUL Access Scheme (http://www.access.sconul.ac.uk)
· Drop-in surgeries to help students identify and access alternative sources of information
If you have any questions, please contact your Subject Liaison Librarian direct, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.