Pedestrians and cyclists should note that a path diversion has been placed around the south west corner of the Library Building.
The diversion has been put in place as a major phase of work – the demolition of staircase 2 – will commence from Monday 7 August.
The diversion will take pedestrians and cyclists away from the concentrated area of work around the south side of the building – please just walk around under the end of the URS Building to regain your route.
Inside the Library, staircase 2 is enclosed behind hoardings and is located on the right-hand side of the building as you walk in through the front entrance, adjacent to the male toilets.
The demolition will be carried out in progressive phases, moving from top to bottom of the structure. Noise levels are likely to be high, depending on the works being carried out. The bulk of the noisiest demolition works are planned to be carried out before the start of the autumn term.
Study space across campus
You can find details of study space across campus on the Library refurbishment project page: www.reading.ac.uk/library/refurb.
This includes around 800 spaces available in the URS Building, and other campus rooms available for immediate use, which you can find through the Free Room Finder.
Stay up to date
Keep checking the Library blog for the latest refurbishment news and updates.
Details of the Library facilities available in URS (including services, map and opening times) can be found on our dedicated Library@URS page.
For more information on the Library refurbishment, please see our dedicated project page: www.reading.ac.uk/library/refurb.