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How is the building work progressing?

Contractors have been on site since June 2013. The library, clusters and seminar rooms in the project area are now closed and UCL Library Services, Estates and ISD have worked closely with the Medical School to provide suitable alternative facilities for staff and students for the duration of the building works. The Cruciform Library - collections and staff support - has been relocated to the Second Floor of the UCL Science Library (DMS Watson Building). The Cruciform basement locker provision has been consolidated to locker room BC05A.

News update, 28 July 2014

The refurbishment works are now very close to completion and the Hub is expected to be open by September. The Cruciform Library collections and staff will be returning to the new Hub in August which will necessitate a short closure period:

  • The Cruciform collections, currently located on the Second Floor of the UCL Science Library, will be unavailable after 21.00 on Sunday 10 August
  • The books, periodicals and library staff will be moving back to the Cruciform from Monday 11 August
  • We hope to re-open at the Cruciform Hub on Tuesday 26 August

Other UCL libraries will be open during this time.

As we prepare to open the new computer workrooms in the Cruciform, the temporary Medical Student Hub in the Wilkins Building will be closed from 4 August (it will then be refurbished for the benefit of graduate students).

See our Flickr gallery of images to follow progress with the work over the past 12 months.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact Cruciform Library staff from 11 August?

Please email us at lib-crucienq@ucl.ac.uk. While the moves are taking place staff will endeavour to respond to enquiries as quickly as possible.

How do I return books I've borrowed from the Cruciform while the Library is moving?

Cruciform books may be returned to the Science Assistance Desk during staffed opening hours, between 11-23 August.

Can I borrow Cruciform books while the Library is moving?

We regret that the Cruciform collections will be unavailable from 11-25 August.

What if I've reserved a Cruciform book?

Reserved books awaiting collection must be borrowed by 18.45 on Friday 8 August. From 9 August any reserved books will not be available to borrow until the Cruciform Hub opens.

Where do I collect and return my inter-library loans?

Until we open the Cruciform Hub, users should continue to collect their inter-library loans from the Assistance Desk on the Ground Floor of the Science Library.

Where do I collect and return items requested from Store?

Until we open the Cruciform Hub, users should continue to collect and return Store items from the Assistance Desk on the Ground Floor of the Science Library.

What arrangements are being made for NHS staff during the closure?

For inductions, enquiries and other support please contact the Cruciform Library team by email and we will get back to you as soon as we can: lib-crucienq@ucl.ac.uk

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If you have a question that isn't answered here please contact us clinscilib@ucl.ac.uk


Last modified 01 August 2014

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