To mark the opening of a new Library retrieval service, we presented a prize to the first person collecting material held in our new Off-site Store. Dr Tony Corley was surprised and delighted to receive a small book token as well when he came to read the journals he had requested online.
Over the summer we will transfer further lesser-used and research-level journals and books to the Store. This will help release more space at Main Library Whiteknights to accommodate material Bulmershe Collection material, when Bulmershe Library closes this July.
Requesting ’Off-site Store’ material
You’ ll recognise Store items on the Unicorn catalogue by the location ‘Off-site Store – available on request’. To use them, just click on the ‘Request item from Off-site Store’ link on the left-hand side of the screen. Items will be made available for you to collect from the Main Library Ground Floor service desks. (For operational and safety reasons, it will not be possible for users to browse the collections held in the Store.)
During this summer’s move we won’t be able to guarantee a delivery time, but we will contact you as soon as items are available. So during this period, we recommend you order items as soon as possible.
After stock moves are complete, we will collect Store items twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. Items will be ready for you at Main Library on these days after 15:00 and remain there for up to seven days for you to consult or borrow.
The Store within our Collections Project
Moving lesser-used and research material to Store is an integral part of our five year Collections Project to re-profile Library collections to better meet users’ needs and improve study space.
We will also be rearranging Main Library collections this summer, so it will be ‘all change by autumn’. For day-to-day news of moves, see the Library’s University Library news blog (also on the Library website) or follow the Library on Twitter.
More on the Off-site Store retrieval service