Library refurbishment: home stretch for staircase demolition

We are nearing the end of a major phase of work inside the Library building – the demolition of a staircase, which will make room for new, bigger lifts and a replacement staircase.

The former staircase is enclosed behind hoardings on the right-hand side of the building as you walk through the main entrance.

The final stages of demolition are planned to take place over the next few weeks – these works will involve the cutting of the concrete slab on the Ground and Basement Floors, and so will be noisy at times. Additional sections of concrete will also be cut on the north side of the Ground Floor too.

Another thing to bear in mind is that a diversion will be in place outside the Library to keep people safely away from the demolition work.

The demolition is a key stage of the refurbishment – most of it has been completed over the summer, and so while the last works are being carried out, noisy work will be unavoidable at times. These final works will be completed as quickly as possible.

Study space across campus 

Links to study space tools, including the Free Room Finder, are available on our Library refurbishment project page: www.reading.ac.uk/library/refurb.

If you haven’t already done so, please read our recent announcement on study space in URS for important information on space changes.

Stay up to date

Keep checking the Library blog for the latest refurbishment news and updates.

For more information on the Library refurbishment, please see our dedicated project page: www.reading.ac.uk/library/refurb.