New year, new floor

By Dec.09, 2016

The library development project is nearing the completion of its first phase, with the first floor due to re-open in early January.

The final round of book moves will commence from 19th December when we’ll transfer stock from the ground to the first floor.

There will be limited access to some stock currently on the ground floor as it is transferred to the first floor – shelf marks 320-569 are affected. This stock will be fully available again when the refurbished first floor re-opens in early January. Stock on the second floor (570 – 999) is not affected by these moves.

Plan ahead now and take out the books you’ll need over Christmas. Your loan limits have been increased to help you manage your studies during this time.

Progress with the floor is very encouraging as work is progressing very quickly.

The photo below shows the raised corner area, which will be the same as on the second floor.


Some holes have been cut in the hoarding so that you can watch progress on the floor. This is the view from inside, looking out at students using the first floor PC suite.


Finally, the PC pavilion area is taking shape.


You can see that the design elements are repeated across floors. The colour scheme for the first floor will be blue, and again will be reflected in the furniture and accent walls.

On completion of this phase we’ll take a breather to allow the normal work of the library in supporting students through their studies to take precedence during the busiest part of the academic year. Work on the second phase of the project will commence in June 2017.

Thank you to all of our students for being so supportive of the project – we hope you enjoy using the first floor when it re-opens.

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