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Finalising the redevelopment of King’s Manor Library

Posted on 20 October 2021

As we approach the final stages of the King’s Manor Library redevelopment project, we’re excited to provide an update about the design for the Library and what will be happening over the next few months.

A new design for King’s Manor Library

Huge thanks to everyone who has provided feedback about our proposals for new furniture at King’s Manor Library. We’re really grateful for your enthusiasm and engagement with our new vision for the Library. We’ve been busy pulling together your feedback and our own observations about the space, which you can read about in the document linked below.

View the new design for King’s Manor Library 

We’ve taken inspiration from the Charles I coat of arms outside the entrance to King’s Manor for colours of the new furniture

We’ve taken inspiration from the Charles I coat of arms outside the entrance to King’s Manor for

colours of the new furniture

What happens next?

We will carry out the remaining work to install the furniture and shelving and to finalise maintenance work during December 2021 and early January 2022. We’ve summarised below what will happen when. We’ll stick to these dates as far as possible, but we’ll let you know if anything changes.

We will need to close King’s Manor Library for the final part of the redevelopment works

The Library will close from Monday 6th December 2021. There will be no access for users from this time, during which we will undertake the remaining maintenance works and install the new furniture and mobile shelving.

We will operate a retrieval service throughout the closure period to ensure access to books

We intend to offer a retrieval service to ensure that access to King’s Manor Library collections is possible through the closure period. We will share more details nearer the time about how this will work.

We will provide alternative study space at King’s Manor whilst the Library is closed

We know that students value access to study space at King’s Manor, so we have arranged for alternative study space to be provided whilst the Library is unavailable. We will share more details about this soon.

The new look King’s Manor Library will reopen to users on Monday 10th January 2022

We’ll ring in the new year by opening the completed Library at the start of Spring term 2022. We look forward to opening our doors and for you to see how everything has come together!

Getting in touch

Hopefully after reading our plans you’re as excited as we are for the future of King’s Manor Library. Please contact your department’s Academic Liaison Librarian if you have any questions about what’s happening in the next few months.