Book moves continue: 21 May

On Wednesday 9 May, books began moving from the 2nd Floor to the newly reopened 3rd Floor.

This week

This week, Call Numbers in the Folio 500s and 600s will be moving from the 2nd to the 3rd Floor. Call Numbers in the 300s and 900s and the Folio 100s, 200s, 400s and 700s will also be moving from the 4th to the 2nd Floor. So if you’re looking for books about social science, philosophy, religion, languages, linguistics, science, business, arts, history or geography, they may have moved. Look out for signs on the shelves to point you in the right direction and please ask our friendly Library staff for help at the Information Desks or Ground Floor Help Point if you get stuck. The Library catalogue will be updated to reflect the new locations, usually within a day.

Last week

Last week moves were completed on the normal size 100s, 200s, 400s, 500s, 600s and 700s, which are all now on the 3rd Floor. Moves also began on the Folio size 500s and 600s, with Folio 500-579 PRE and Folio 600-612 VAN now on the 3rd Floor.

More information

You can read more about the book moves here. We’ll also provide weekly updates on what is moving via this blog, Twitter (@UniRdg_Library) and Facebook (@universityofreadinglibrary).

Katie Moore, Trainee Liaison Librarian

Library toilets

During the construction phase for the new café in the Library, the existing female toilet-block will have to be demolished. A new replacement block will not be built until later on in the project. In the meanwhile, the current male toilet-block will be converted to unisex/gender-neutral, having been designed to accommodate this change. This will come into effect from 3 May.

The nearest single-sex toilets to the Library are located in the URS and Edith Morley Buildings. Please ask Library staff at the Ground Floor Help Point who can point you in the right direction.

Gender-neutral as well as single-sex toilets will be permanently available in the Library once the refurbishment is complete.

More Information

Keep up to date with the latest study space and Library refurbishment news on our Library refurbishment webpage.

Katie Moore, Trainee Liaison Librarian for
Robin Hunter, Facilities Manager

3rd Floor book moves

What’s changing?

Work on the 3rd Floor of the Library is progressing. The next phase involves moving stock from the 2nd and 4th Floors onto this floor to prepare for the 4th Floor closing for refurbishment.

When will it start?

The anticipated start date for this is between Wednesday 9 May and Friday 11 May, with a timeframe of 7-8 weeks. 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?

The stock will be split by Call Number as follows:

2nd Floor

000s – computer science

300s – social sciences, law

800s – literature

900s – history, geography, archaeology

Journals

3rd Floor

100s – philosophy, psychology

200s – religion

400s – languages, linguistics

500s – science

600s – technology, business, typography

700s – arts

EDC

Teaching Practice

Where can I get help?

Library staff will still be available at the Information Desks and Ground Floor Help Point – please contact them if you can’t find what you’re looking for. The 4th Floor Information Desk will  move to the 3rd Floor from 14 May.

More information

Work will continue to take place on the 3rd Floor, which is anticipated to be due for completion on 1 September 2018. The work will not impact access to books.

Keep up to date with the latest study space and Library refurbishment news on our Library refurbishment webpage.

Katie Moore and Caitlin McCulloch, Trainee Liaison Librarians