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:
000s – computer science
300s – social sciences, law
800s – literature
900s – history, geography, archaeology
100s – philosophy, psychology
200s – religion
400s – languages, linguistics
500s – science
600s – technology, business, typography
700s – arts
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.
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