Monday, 16 May 2011

Senate House Library moves - Stage 1

Senate House Library moves - Stage 1

The first stage of the library moves began on May 11, 2011. This is part of a four month programme which will culminate in the re-opening of the newly refurbished library in its entirety on Floors 4-7 of Senate House in time for the new academic session. When the moves are completed, the temporary library facilities in the Small Hall (where the Commonwealth Studies collection is currently held) and the North Block areas will be discontinued.

The first stage of the moves involves moving certain categories of low-use material from the Library’s closed access stacks in the Tower/Basement areas to our offsite storage Depository in Egham, Surrey. This will take approximately 4 weeks to complete. While the items are in transit, they will be temporarily unavailable. Normally, this will only be for between 24-48 hours, so please check with library staff if your item falls into one of the categories listed below.

These moves will ensure that we can retain more frequently used items and specialist collections on site in central London.

Access to the collections being sent to Egham is still readily available through the stack fetching service and items requested are normally available 24 hours after the request is lodged.

Material being transferred to the Depository


1. The Australian High Commission collection of books and periodicals

2. Commonwealth Studies Library: selected material in the following areas:
  • Commerce (Classification mark HF – HF267)
  • Finance (Classification mark HG)
  • Public finance (Classification mark HJ)
  • Political Science documents (Classification mark J)
  • Agriculture – plant and animal industry (Classification mark S) 

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