Central Library and Learning Hub access restrictions and summer 2012-2013 closure
Updated 20 October 2012
Remediation and betterment work is taking place on a number of levels of James Hight, which has affected access to some areas of the Central Library and Learning Hub. This will continue over the coming months and into 2013, including a complete closure over the summer period, details of which are below.
Library staff understand this will impact upon staff and students’ research and study needs, and are making every effort to ensure access to resources will be maintained through the request and retrievals system and relocation of High Demand collections.
While these projected dates are accurate at this time, the nature of the work being undertaken means some may be subject to change.
Level 11 –open
Level 10 – open
Level 9 – open
Level 8 – open
Level 7 – currently closed, staff area only
Level 6 – currently closed
Access to this level is for Library staff only. If you would like an item from this level, please place a request.
Level 5 – currently closed, Learning Resources staff work area
Level 4 – open
Level 3 – open
Level 2 – open
Closure of the Central Library and Learning Hub over the summer period (mid-November 2012 – mid-February 2013)
The Central Library and Learning Hub will close for the summer at the end of the 2012 academic year to allow contractors to complete the James Hight remediation and improvement work. This work should be finished in time for the library to reopen by the start of the 2013 academic year.
UC staff and students will be reminded to borrow any items they may need over summer prior to the closure. However, Library staff will also be able to retrieve items requested throughout the closure. The decision to move any of the Central collection to other libraries has not been made. This decision will be made in conjunction with Liaison Librarians, academic staff and research students to ensure that adequate access to Library resources for both research and summer school courses is maintained.