King’s Manor Library reading rooms closure

Posted on 14 November 2017

The reading rooms in the King’s Manor Library will be closed from Monday 4 December 2017 to Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Closing the reading rooms for this time will allow essential electrical safety works to be carried out between Monday 4 and Friday 22 December followed by the library being closed for the Christmas holidays between Saturday 23 December 2017 and Tuesday 2 January 2018. Upgrades will also be made during the closure including putting extra power and network sockets in the reading rooms and improving the lighting in the first floor reading room.

Facilities during the closure

The King’s Manor Library will continue to be open as usual during this time, from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, and you will still be able to access the reception during this time. The majority of services will still be available. The only facilities that will not be available during this time are access to the study spaces, the microform reader and the browsing shelves.

The K/157 Seminar Room has been booked as a replacement quiet study space from Monday 4 to Friday 22 December (the library will be closed from Saturday 23 December to Tuesday 2 January 2018 for the Christmas holidays). The common room will be available throughout the works as an informal study space.

To ensure that you still have access to our collections we will be running a ‘request from shelf’ system. There will be an online form to complete to request items from the collection and a daily retrieval service between 3.30pm and 4.00pm during which the Library staff will collect your requested items.

Minor disruption

We are taking measures to ensure the disruption to visitors during this time is minimal. The contractors will complete sustained drilling and large deliveries by 9.00am each day but please be aware that there may be intermittent drilling noise after this time.

Online resources

Remember to make use of our online resources to aid your studies and research from browsing our ebook and ejournal collections, look at our Skills Guides find tutorials and informative videos and find department-specific information and materials with our Subject Guides.

If you have any questions about the closure please contact us at