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Floor 2 Refurbishment


This summer we will be refurbishing Floor 2 of the south wing (original 1960s part of the Library building).

We've been aware for some time that the original wing of the building is looking old and tired, and doesn't provide the quality of study environment found elsewhere in the Library. We hope that the refurbishment of Floor 2 will be the start of a phased programme to bring improvements to all floors of the south wing.

The refurbishment will include:

  • New furniture, carpets & lighting
  • Power to all desks, so you can plug in your devices
  • A reorientation of the shelves to make it easier to find what you need
  • More PCs

See "Your Space" for more information on the planned layout, as well as ways in which our users have already contributed to shaping the space and how you can share your views on what the refurbished area should be like as the project continues.

Key dates

We anticipate that the work will be completed some time in December, with an official reopening of the floor in January 2020.

Books and journals from this area will remain accessible on request throughout the refurbishment.

Help and further information

If you need any help while the refurbishment is taking place, please talk to a member of Library staff at the Helpdesk or around the building.

Updates will be provided as the project progresses.