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Library floors reopen after refurbishment

Library cafe

Parts of the ground and first floors of the University Library have reopened today for use as the refurbishment progresses.

The ground floor has a brand new café, which will offer hot drinks made by a barista and a ‘grab and go’ menu – including sandwiches, fresh soup and toasties. Two Freestyle machines offer water and a range of soft drinks.

If you would like to sit in the café, there are a range of seating options – including comfortable cushioned benches with plug sockets for phone and laptop charging. You will be able to order from a broader range of food and drink options.

A limited menu of coffee, pre-packed sandwiches and snacks is available this week and the cafe will be open from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. From Monday 1 October, the café will stay open later and close at 9.30 pm with the fuller menu available.

The Library’s ground floor offers other study seating options, while the first floor offers a range of group study seating options.

Students are welcome to use these study spaces (no food in these areas please!), but please bear in mind that Library refurbishment continues on these and other floors until autumn 2019 and it will sometimes be noisy or disruptive.

Therefore, the study space and services arrangements in Library@URS will remain in place for the whole of the academic year 2018/2019. Library@URS provides a quieter environment for study while still being close enough to borrow and use the Library's printed materials.

To keep up to date with the latest study space and Library refurbishment news, please visit the Library refurbishment webpage and Library blog

Other developments

As well as the opening of the Library, RUSU 3Sixty and the JJ Thompson and Ditchburn lecture theatres have reopened this week following a full refurbishment. The move of the Department of Modern Languages to the Miller Building is also completed. We will share more details about these in the week.

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