25 August 2011

Re-Opening Floors 4 - 6 & Closing Temporary Areas August 30 - September 2

Please note the following information relating to the re-location of library services for the days following the Bank Holiday Monday closure:

4th Floor North (Middlesex North Reading Room)
This room will open to readers from September 1st.

4th Floor North (Sterling Library Reading Room & Seng Tee Lee Centre) 
The Special Collections reading room service will move from the Goldsmiths’ Library to the Sterling reading room during August 30-31, re-opening as soon as possible. This is currently estimated to be September 1st. (Thus the final opening day of this service in its current location in the Goldsmiths’ Library reading room will be August 26. During the transfer period, an interim service will be offered from the Small Hall).

4th & 5th Floors South
Goldsmiths’ Reading Room : Closed on August 30th – Reopens September 2nd

This reading room will be closed for up to 3 days to allow the following:
  • The move of periodicals current issues and reference works to the 4th floor Periodicals room. 
  • The transfer of the Special Collections Reading Room service to the Sterling Library. 
  • The re-organisation of the large Holden table furniture in this room. 
  • The move of Music books from Room 500 into the Goldsmiths’ Reading Room 
Music books will be unavailable for open access browsing between August 31 – September 1.

Room 500 - 5th Floor South reading area : Closed on August 31st – Reopens September 8th
This area will be closed for one week once the Music Collection moves out on August 30th. When it re-opens, it will contain the Language, Linguistics and Classics collections (Bliss W – XI).

Room 511 - 5th Floor Music Library wing : Closed on August 31st – Reopens September 5th
This reading room will be closed for 4 library opening days (including Saturday September 3) to allow the following:
  • The move of Music folio and scores collections from Room 511 into the Middlesex South Reading Room. 
  • The move of the Art and NYU collections into Room 511 from the Middlesex South Reading Room. 
Music folios and scores will be unavailable for open access browsing or fetching between August 31 – September 6.

Middlesex South Reading Room : Reduced service between September 1 - 5

Readers in the Middlesex South reading room will experience some disruption and reduced access to public desktops between Thursday September 1st - Monday September 5th to allow for the moves of the collections of Art, Music folios and scores.

Temporary North Block areas
The temporary areas (Small Hall and floors 2- 3) remain open.

The only collections remaining in these areas are Palaeography /Book Studies (Small Hall) and US /Latin American collections (3rd Floor).

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