Date published: May 11, 2017

Transforming the Library – Phase Two is about to begin

The final phase of the £6.2m investment project to transform the University’s library provision will begin on 12th June.

This is an ambitious project which will ensure that the University’s main library is better able to meet your needs and offer a welcoming study environment in the future.

Rose Angelova, USSU Vice President, said of the project:

“It’s great to see what the University has done in responding to student needs. From talking to students, they really like the work which was done as part of the first phase, and I look forward to the completion of the project this year – it will make a huge difference to their studies.”

Between June and the end of December this year the remainder of the building will be refurbished, resulting in flexible learning spaces, additional bookable study rooms and PCs, as well as improvements to lighting and ventilation.

During the refurbishment the library will continue to be open, although areas where construction is taking place will be inaccessible, and the good news is that the construction team will work overnight again, which will dramatically cut down on the disturbance to library users when the library is at its busiest.  However, some disruption and changes to normal operations are inevitable during this period.

On 12th June the ground floor and the 1st floor PC suite will close. Books from the ground floor will be temporarily re-housed in Chapman building and will be brought back into the library before the start of term.  

An alternative entrance to the Library will be provided at the side of the building.  You will need your ID card to access the building between 7pm and 8am.  If you don’t have your ID card between these times you won’t be able to enter the Library.

The availability of study space will be limited for the duration of the work, but alternative study spaces and PCs will set up close by.  Further details of these will be published on our web pages www.salford.ac.uk/library/ldp over the forthcoming weeks.  

You can also keep up to date by following the library on twitter @TheLibraryUoS where we will let you know how the work is progressing and any last minute changes to plans, or email the project team on Library-LDP@salford.ac.uk if you have a question.

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