Library redevelopment underway

The University Library is excited to announce that work has started on our project to redevelop Levels 1 and 2, writes Erika Jagielko.

Level 2 will bring a brand new active learning zone where library users can configure and use the space to best meet their needs. In addition there will be a flexible service point with improved self-service facilities, a new exhibition area and an upgraded entrance.

Level 1, currently not open to the public, will be transformed into a quiet study area with 150+ extra study spaces.

While this work is taking place, a temporary entrance and exit has been opened up on Hillhead Street, to the right of the existing entrance. Look out for signs directing you to the temporary entrance. You will still need your library card to come into the building throughout the project. We hope that level 2 will reopen during semester 1 of 2015, with level 1 opening in early 2016.

Library users will be able to access all the same services and support while the work is taking place. The Library Services Team has moved to level 3 for the duration of the project and are there to help you with borrowing, accessing resources, finding materials for your subject, or any other general information. The Student and Staff IT Helpdesks have moved into the level 4 annexe. Just follow the signs when you enter the building.

Meanwhile the lift replacement project is progressing well and is on schedule.

For the latest updates, information and images from the redevelopment, please visit:

Library refurbishment project


First published: 21 July 2015

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