Library Services


Library Services building projects, summer 2019

7 August 2019

Library Services will be carrying out several building projects during this summer to improve the staff and student experience. Some disruption will be necessary and we thank you for your patience during the works.

Interior of Senate House Hub

Senate House Hub

Work to refurbish the Senate House Hub will be starting on 12th August 2019. During this time Senate House Hub will be closed, the work will take about 4 weeks to complete and will be re-opening in early September 2019. When the space re-opens it will be a dedicated Post Graduate Research (PGR) and Centre for Doctorial Training (CDT) space. There will be new training room fitted, an increase of study spaces and additional comfortable study spaces.

Graduate Hub

Work will be starting on 12th August 2019 and take about 4 weeks to complete. During this time this space will be closed for the duration of the works, and re-opening early September 2019. Upon completion of the work, the hub will have an increase in the number of study spaces, have more study-focused furniture and a refurbished kitchen and main study rooms.

IOE Library, entrance

This work is also taking place from 12th August 2019. The IOE Library will remain open throughout the works and users will be redirected to a temporary entrance by additional signage and assistance from Library staff and Security. The project will install new turnstiles with accessible lanes in and out, a new single combined service desk with Library and ISD in one place, Smart Shelves return system and a new self-issue kiosk. This work is due to be completed by early September 2019.

Changing Places Accessibility Toilet in the Science Library

Again, this project will be starting on the 12th August 2019. We will be creating the first nationally listed Changing Places Toilet at UCL, to be located in the Science Library. The work will take about 7 weeks to complete.