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Further updates on the Main Library closures

By Phil Watson, on 18 August 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Unfortunately, due to Quad closures by Estates, a change to dates has been necessary in regards to the redecoration of the Main Library stairwell, there is also a further closure required to allow for the hard floors to be cleaned:

We have received confirmation from the UCL Campus Experience & Infrastructure team (CE&I, part of UCL Estates) that contractors will be redecorating the Main Library entrance stairwell. In order to carry out these works safely, and to keep access to the Main Library during the works, a scaffold will be erected with a deck over the stairs. This deck will be sealed with plastic to ensure no debris or paint can fall on users or the stairs. Vacuums will be used while sanding down and making repairs to the walls. The lighting will also be cleaned, repaired and re-fixed.

To erect the scaffolding the Main Library will be closed on Saturday 20th August 2022 all day. The library will reopen as normal on Sunday 21st August at 11am. A second closure on Saturday 27th August 2022 will be required to strike the scaffolding, again the library will remain closed all day.

Even though the scaffold will be removed on the 27th August, redecoration works will continue at lower level for another week, until the 3rd September, however, the library will remain open as usual, whilst these lower level redecoration works are carried out, unless otherwise stated and communicated.

Also, on Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th August, the Main Library will be closed in order for the essential deep cleaning of all hard floors in corridors, landings, stairs, the Flaxman Gallery, reading rooms, toilets and public spaces. This is in partnership with the Estates department and Sodexo, the cleaning contract company, to ensure the floors are in the best of health for the start of the new academic year.

Due to the bank holiday the library will reopen on Tuesday the 30th August at 08:45.

These are essential works to help us strive to maintain the health & safety of all of our students and staff and to ensure our spaces are kept to the highest level possible.

If you have any questions in regards to this project, please contact the F&P team and we will be more than happy to assist you

Our team information can be found at the following link Facilities & Project Team

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