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Searchroom Refurbishment, Temporary Service Changes and Graduation: W/C 15th July 2019

Posted on 11 July 2019

The Searchroom will be closed on 15th July, with temporary service changes until 22nd July, owing to refurbishment work. Graduation ceremonies will be taking place on Campus from 17th to 20th July.


During the week commencing 15th July, work will be undertaken to refresh the Borthwick reception.  This will be the first such work since the opening of these premises in 2005. Amongst other activities, the refurbishment will include re-painting and the replacement of lockers.

On Monday 15th July the Searchroom will be closed, and there will be no access to original items.  The microform room will remain open on a self-service basis.

We will recommence the retrieval of original documents from Tuesday 16th July during our standard opening hours of 09:15-16:45, operating from a temporary reception located in the microform room.  Outside of our opening hours the microform room will remain open on a self-service basis as usual.

During the refurbishment work we will continue to respond to enquiries by telephone, email and post.

Our standard service will resume on Monday 22nd July.

Whilst we will endeavour to ensure as minimal an impact as possible, we apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused by these necessary works. Please contact us by email or phone if you have any questions.

In addition, please note that the University's summer graduation ceremonies will be taking place from Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th July.  Campus will be much busier, and parking more problematic, than usual.