With the Library refurbishment drawing towards its later stages, the 2nd Floor is nearly ready to be reopened. The next phase involves moving stock to their final locations on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Floors.
When will it start?
We anticipate that the book moves will start in the week beginning 29 July, though this is subject to approval from Building Maintenance. We’ll keep you updated on this blog and on Twitter (@UniRdg_Library) and Facebook (@universityofreadinglibrary).
Can I still access my books?
Yes! In keeping with our strategy to maximise access to stock throughout the Refurbishment Project, all books will remain accessible as far as possible 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.
Where will I find my books after the move?
Normal size books, large books and journals of the same Call Number will all be found on the same floor.
000s – computer science
100s – philosophy, psychology
200s – religion
300s – social sciences, law
400s – languages, linguistics
500s – science
600s – technology, business, typography
700s – arts
800s – literature
900s – history, geography, archaeology
Where can I get help?
Library staff will still be available at the Welcome Desk on the Ground Floor – please contact them if you can’t find what you’re looking for.
Keep up to date with the latest study space and Library refurbishment news on our Library refurbishment webpage.
Katie Winter, Academic Liaison Support Librarian