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Library Refurbishment Update

Colour photograph of exterior view of library


As the Library refurbishment continues, the 4th Floor ready to be reopened. The next phase involves moving books from the 2nd Floor to the 4th Floor, so that the 2nd Floor can then be closed for its refurbishment. The anticipated start date for this is Monday 21 January and should be completed in 5-6 weeks. As far as possible all books will remain accessible throughout the move. Each shelf will be unavailable for around thirty minutes whilst the stock is being moved. The Library catalogue will also be updated to reflect the new locations, usually within a day.

Works are continuing with the demolition of the existing central staircase. This will create space for print hubs on every floor and a silent study PC area on the fifth floor. This will sometimes involve noisy or disruptive works. Before Christmas, we put in place acoustic partitions and other noise-management measures. You may, however, experience noise and disruption while the demolition work is carried out. You can use the quiet and silent study spaces in the Library@URS building, as well as a variety of alternative study space options across campus. A full guide on the availability of study space across the campus can be seen here: Study space update.

The refurbishment forms part of the University's ambitious 2026: Transform capital investment programme, which focuses on improving campus facilities and supporting the student experience.


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