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UCL lockers available for students

11 May 2018

UCL lockers

UCL Library Services is pleased to announce that on Tuesday 8 May, a new service launched in the Cruciform Hub. UCL lockers for students are now available at the touch of a UCL ID card, for short loan (1 day or over the weekend).

The project has been a joint development by Library Services and ISD, working with UCL Estates. The Cruciform Hub will act as a pilot site with 44 lockers. If successful, additional banks of lockers will be rolled out to replace existing lockers and potentially added where there is demand from Site Librarians and library users.

Ben Meunier (Director of Operations) said:

" "This is a service which UCL students have been requesting for some time, via surveys and ad hoc requests. We have a small number of banks of key-controlled lockers at some sites, however it has been challenging to manage. This new system is easy to use for students and it ensures that we can easily monitor whether lockers are being emptied as necessary. I am very grateful to the project team in ISD and Library Services who have helped to bring this project to fruition, particularly Maria Fernandez as Project Manager and the Library team at the Cruciform Hub, who have worked hard to ensure that the system can work for our users."

Sarah Al-Aride, Education Officer, Students' Union:

" "This is a great development that ensures we can cater for the specific needs of students. Whether that be medics needing a space to hold their lab coats for the day or just somewhere for students to safely store their possessions whilst they take a break from the library, these lockers are sure to enhance the student experience and make life on campus that little bit easier."

Details on the service are now available. The pilot is restricted to UCL students but the service may be extended to other groups of library users in future, subject to demand.