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Science Library periodicals move

By Anna Di Iorio, on 11 April 2008

Possible remodelling of the UCL Science Library (from the UCL Library Services Master Planning)The ground floor of the Science Library is being refurbished this summer.

In response to demand from students and the results of the UCL Library Services Buildings Survey 2007, 40 new study spaces are being created including group study tables.

Additionally 30 extra network computers will be added to the cluster space. We are also introducing new self-service terminals for borrowing, renewing and returning loans.

To create the necessary space, the older low-usage journals (pre-1991) currently accommodated on the ground floor will be moved to our off-site Store and accessible, on request, with 24-hours notice through our Stores service. Electronic access to the backfiles of many of these volumes is now available as well. These stock moves are expected to take place in the week of 26th May.

 While the usage of these volumes held on the ground floor is generally very low, we are aware that there may be a small number that departments would wish to retain on site.

We are working to create space on the upper floors and should be able to accommodate some volumes. If there are any high-priority runs, please email me with the details. Where we are able to clear space, we will recall these volumes after the completion of the building works.

The building works are scheduled to start in June and be completed in mid-September. The Science Library will remain open throughout this period.

If you would like any further information about these plans, please email me.

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