One of the biggest challenges we face as a library is space and how to manage it to best suit the needs of all of our users. Many of you will have noted how busy we have been over the past academic year and we are aware that at times it’s been tough to find a suitable space to work – especially a space that has access to a PC.
We’ve already installed some new desks and study pods on level 3 this year and these have proved to be very popular.
Well, the good news is that over the summer we’ll be continuing our efforts to provide more spaces to work with the installation of over 100 PCs on level 3.
Of course, in order to install these new facilities we’ll need to create some extra space. So, starting on the 12th June we’ll be relocating some of our printed journal holdings to an off-site store. All of the titles that we are moving are fully accessible electronically via UCL Explore. However, if you do need to consult the printed version of a journal, you’ll still be able to request it via our fetch service once the move is complete.
We’ll then be consolidating our non-education collection. The collection will still remain on level three but we are going to be re-organising the shelving more efficiently to ensure that we there is sufficient space for the new PCs.
All of this does mean that there will be some temporary disruption on level 3 over the summer period. At times, some of the collections on level 3 may not be fully accessible to users, but we will run a book fetching service to ensure that, where possible, you can access the resources you need. In addition, some of the desk spaces on Level 3 won’t be accessible, but again we will keep you informed of alternatives spaces available within the Library and across UCL Libraries as a whole.
For the most up to date information, please keep an eye out for the posters going up around the Library next week and be sure to follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news.