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Special Collections Building Works News and Service Issues

Re-roofing works October 2017-

Contractors will be re-roofing the J.B. Priestley Library extension from 30 October 2017 for 14 weeks. It is unlikely that this will cause major disruption to our services.  Occasional activities in the loading bay may mean noise in the Reading Room.  We will work with Estates to ensure we have notice of those activities and communicate known concerns to our users.  We apologise for any disturbance caused by these essential works.

Forthcoming works

'Transformation project': on hold.

We anticipate major works to provide Special Collections and other un-refurbished areas of the Library with spaces that work for the needs of users today and into the future.  The works planned in 2016 are currently on hold.  Progress is likely to be rapid once a programme commences.  If you are planning a visit to Special Collections more than a month or so ahead, please let us know so that we can keep you informed of new developments.  We would hate to disappoint you!