Friday, February 21, 2014

Brynmor Jones Library redevelopment update

What’s going on?

·         The 5th floor is due to open next week. The books for that floor have now been moved from ground floor decant.  Library staff will continue to assist users to locate items and also offer a retrieval service until the 5th floor opens next week.

·         All books have been moved from the decant area to the redeveloped floors in the tower.  This means that the decant area, which has played such a vital part in the successful management of all the book moves over the past twelve months, is no longer needed.  It will therefore be closing next week to allow work to start on the development of the gallery and exhibition spaces.

·         As a result of the closure of the decant area, the principal route to the Reading Room and the 2nd floor east between 09.00 and 18.00 will be through the entrance on the south side of the building, facing Larkin West.  After 18.00 the only access to these areas will be via the lift adjacent to the reception desk at the front of the Library.

·         The new access arrangements are expected to start on Monday, any change to this will be announced

·         The 2nd floor is on schedule and is expected to open, including the postgraduate research lounge, in early April.

When’s it happening?

·          The 5th floor will open next week

·          The decant area will close week commencing Monday 24th February and new access arrangements will start

·          The 2nd floor is due to open in early April