Taking Level 3 Central Library to the next level

21 February 2012

Finding that ideal spot on campus to get through your study can be a challenge, especially around exam time. So to help make your study experience a little easier, throughout the latter part of this year we'll be refurbishing Level 3 of the Central Library along the lines of last year's Level 2 refurbishment. This will mean you'll have access to a lot more study and discussion spaces, with the kinds of facilities you’ve been asking for (including lots of power points for laptops and plenty of wireless access).

To accommodate this extra study space, all print resources will need to be cleared from Level 3. This won't take away access to any of the resources you use; it'll just make that access a little different. Some items will be shifted to open shelving elsewhere in the Library system. Others will go into storage onsite or offsite. Other items may be withdrawn permanently from the Library collections as they no longer meet collection criteria , or are held electronically or elsewhere in a UC Library. Academic staff are being consulted throughout the process to ensure that the items you need for your learning and research remain readily accessible. If you need assistance on accessing the Library's electronic resources, consult a librarian or take one of the many tutorials the Library offers.

Level 3 was closed off following the December earthquakes due to some minor damage, and will remain so until print resources have been cleared. But if there’s something held there that you want, Library staff can retrieve it for you at any time. Just ask a librarian or make a request through the catalogue.

We know that when it's complete, Level 3 will be one of the best study spaces on campus. While we can't guarantee we can make your work any easier, we’ll do everything we can to ensure you have the best environment in which to get it done.

Heather Jenks
Associate University Librarian