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Changes to library opening on 6 July (including closures and reduced services)

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A number of UCL libraries (including the Main Library) will be closed on 6 July due to our annual staff conference. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. 

Wilkins Terrace smoke test, 11:00 Friday 23 June

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Wilkins terrace, artist's impression

There will be a commissioning test of the Service Yard (below the new Wilkins Terrace) emergency smoke and exhaust fumes extraction system on Friday 23 June at 11am by Balfour Beatty site contractors.

Reading room closures, summer 2017

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Books on shelves

Reading rooms in some of our libraries will be temporarily inaccessible from 13th June 2017. The following rooms are currently affected:

Science Library ground floor refurbishment - final phase and closure 24-25 June

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Science Library ground floor

The ground floor refurbishment of the UCL Science Library is now entering its final phase. Between 12 and 23 June, building work will take place on the final part of the refurbishment. This work will focus on the transformation of the lobby area and will include the installation of new security gates.

Additional PCs coming to our library spaces

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UCL Library Services are currently working in partnership with ISD to install 415 new PCs within the UCL Main, Science, Institute of Child Health, Cruciform Hub, Institute of Education and Royal Free libraries.

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library refurbishment

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UCL Institute of Child health Library

The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library is having a complete makeover this summer.

Study spaces at UCL

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Study spaces at UCL

With the start of term 3, many of you will be preparing for examinations in the coming weeks. UCL attracts the best students in the world, and expectations are high to achieve the best possible grades. Inevitably, this is a time of high pressure and Library services and resources are in high use.

Noise and building works in Institute of Archaeology Library - ongoing

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UCL Institute of Archaeology building

Replacement work on the UCL Institute of Archaeology lifts is currently taking place on the 5th floor, outside the Institute of Archaeology Library. This work will continue throughout the rest of the summer term and summer vacation.

Roof Garden Student Hub closing from 7th April

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Roof Garden Student Hub

At 12:00 on Friday 7th April this temporary building, which had been used for study space, will be taken down and removed. As a temporary measure, the Library have arranged to accommodate all tables to provide 40 additional seats within the Main and Science Libraries to offset the loss of the space during the exam period.

24/7 library opening from 25 March

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24/7 opening

From Saturday 25 March UCL Main and Science libraries and the Cruciform Hub will be extending their opening hours over weekends, so that you can use the study spaces 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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