Starting in June the Clifford Whitworth Library will be completely transformed library by a £5.8m refurbishment. In preparation for the start of work, we’re doing a number of things to reduce the disruption.
From 3 May the number of books colleagues and students can borrow will increase by 10. First and second year undergraduates can take out 25 items, final year undergraduates, postgraduates and employees can take out 35 items.
At the end of May we’ll be creating a pop-up study area in the Chapman Building with group, silent study areas and PCs. There’ll be an ITS desk and a Library desk to make it easy for our students to get help. As work on the refurbishment progresses, we’ll look at creating further study spaces across campus.
During the refurbishment, all the books will remain in Clifford Whitworth. This means we’ll be giving library users as much access to them as we possibly can, although there will be times when books are being transferred between floors and are temporarily unavailable. The first of these times will be at the beginning of June when the books will be moved from the second floor to the ground floor.
We’ll work with our contractors to try to do the noisier work outside of busy times, and will advise Library users of noise levels so they can choose where to study.
During the work we’ll be posting information daily on our web pages and in the Library to help you make decisions about the best place to work. Check the web pages before coming in to the Library and follow us on twitter @TheLibraryUoS #LibraryinthePark for the latest developments.
For more information about the Library Development project and how it will benefit you visit our web pages www.salford.ac.uk/library/ldp