Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Lift now in operation!

With a sigh of relief I am pleased to announce that lift access is now available between 4th, 5th and 6th floors of the Senate House Library.
The old lift was stripped out in the refurbishment process and it has taken a little while to set up list access. This has now been done and the lift went operational yesterday morning.

IHR lift that will, for the time being at least, act as the public lift within Senate House Library will open to readers shortly after I send this email.

The sets of double doors on the 4th, 5th and 6th floors will be wedged open. New secondary doors have been fitted to screen off the stairwell (staircase 7). These doors have been fitted with “screamer” style alarms and obviously signs that instruct readers not to use the doors except in an emergency. For those who may not already know I will leave instructions at the Enquiry Desk as to how the alarms can be re-set in the event of activation and will also tell those whose offices are nearest on each floor.

Please ask library staff for directions. The lift is located next to the Convocation Hall (ex-Exhibition Hall) on the 4th floor, in area 529 by the French collection on the 5th floor, and adjacent to the Commonwealth Studies collection and start of the Philosophy sequence on the 6th floor. The new lift (like the old one) unfortunately does not serve the 7th floor.

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