Library staff and our suppliers and contractors have all had a very busy week as the Sheila Silver Library refurbishment has got under way. Work has started to clear the second floor ready for its update. The book stock is being moved and the PCs have been disconnected and packed up. The majority of the 186 bays of books moving to the first floor are now in their new home. That’s more than 33,480 books moved in one week! Remember if you’re looking for a book whilst all this movement is taking place, the best option is to put a hold on it. Please ask Library staff if you’ve not done this before, or have a look at our handy hold video Please note that your holds could take slightly longer to arrive than normal as we may have to check a number of trolleys / shelves on a number of floors to find the book! The remaining books on the second floor will begin their journey to the ground floor next week. Two ground floor IT labs (G28 & G29) have been cleared to make way for them. Meanwhile back at Headingley Library we’re loving our brightly coloured edition to the ground floor. These are the lockers which have been installed for 24/7 self service laptop loans, due to be up and running for September 2015.
Preparation work for the refurbishment of the second floor at the Sheila Silver Library has now started. The Academic Librarians have been on the move and can now be found in LS104 on the first floor of the Library, along with other members of LLI’s Academic Support Team.
The next big job is the removal of the book stock, PCs and furniture from the second floor. This will start on Saturday 23rd May and will take just over a week.
The book stock is being relocated to the ground floor and the first floor. More information about their new home(s) can be found here
The second floor will be closed to all students, staff and visitors from Tuesday 26th May. If you need a book from the second floor whilst it is travelling around the Library to its new home, please put a hold on it or ask Library staff at the Help and Information Point.
Some of the book stock is being moved to the IT labs on the ground floor; G28 & G29. These labs will be closed from Saturday 23rd May so that the PCs can be disconnected and the furniture moved ready for the arrival of the book stock the following week.
Meanwhile at Headingley Library…..
Our Estates department have started to install the fixings for our new self service laptop lockers. This pilot scheme is due to start over the summer and will enable us to provide 24/7 access to laptops for the new academic year.
Work in three IT teaching labs in the Headingley Library will also take place this summer. Rooms 219, 221, and 225b will be given an new look and feel similar to the labs which were refurbished in 2014.