How many?…!

Work began today on moving over 85,000 books to their temporary locations in the Library as part of the refurbishment. In detail:

  • 108 bays of books will move from the ground floor to the first floor = 648 shelves = approx. 19440 books (based on an average of 30 books per shelf)
  • 78 bays will move from the second to the first floor = 468 shelves = approx. 14040 books
  • 288 bays will move from the second to the ground = 1728 shelves = approx. 51840

So that also means lots of trolleys to transport them!

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More information where all the books will be found from the end of the week is available here but if you’re looking for a book whilst they are being moved the best thing to do is to put a Hold on it. Please ask Library staff for help if you’ve not done this before or take a look at our web page and video.

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