The McClay Library Phase 3 Expansion Project – October 2019 Update

This is the latest in a series of regular updates to keep you informed on progress of the McClay Library Phase 3 expansion project.

This project will realise a significant number of additional PCs and study seats in the library and involves the following key elements:

  • The courtyard area on the ground floor provides over 100 PCs and 9 additional group study rooms (now open)
  • The student lounge on the ground floor has been doubled in size (now open)
  • A new silent study room with 67 seats will be created at the bottom of the atrium (opening December 2019)
  • Additional study seats and PCs are being added to floors 1 and 3 (the additional seats are now in place and the additional PCs will be available from October 2019)  

The project is nearing completion with outstanding work in the following areas:

Special Collections

Work on the extension to the Special Collections store is ongoing with access via staircase 1 and the Special Collections Reading Room. As a result, readers consulting Special Collections are currently being relocated to the Special Collections Seminar Room.   

Ground floor atrium area

The IT Service Desk has been temporarily re-located to the other side of the atrium.   

While we will do our utmost to minimise any disruption (and particularly disruptive work will be completed out of hours or carried out as early in the morning as possible), please note that this is a major building project so there may be some background noise. 

If you have any particular feedback or questions, please contact:

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