Central Library

The Central Library Building Project Phase 2 aims to improve cooling and ventilation systems throughout the Central Library

Background to the project

Student feedback has highlighted problems with temperature control in the Central Library. This building work, which will represent a substantial investment in the College’s academic and student experience, seeks to address these issues and improve the working environment.

The main phase of the project commenced in summer 2017.

The timetabling of the works has been undertaken both with a view to minimising disruption to our services during term time, and to give us the best opportunity possible to deliver material improvements to climate control on the upper two library floors of Central Library towards the beginning of the next academic year.

Project timeline

The information below is indicative and subject to change. We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available.

July - November 2017
 Saturday 1 July - Sunday 9 July

Levels 3, 4 and 5 closed

Books relocated to level 3

 Monday 10 July Level 3 reopens with books from levels 4 and 5 plus a small amount of study space (room 314)
 Monday 10 July - Saturday 30 September Installation of cooling and ventilation system on levels 4 and 5
 Sunday 1 October - Tuesday 31 October Books relocated and new furniture installed on levels 4 and 5, air conditioning system commissioned
 Wednesday 1 November Levels 4 and 5 reopen with air conditioning and new furniture
 Summer 2018 Installation of cooling and ventilation system on levels 2 and 3
Project timeline – January to July 2017