Archive for May 24th, 2007

May 24, 2007

Closure of Hammersmith Campus Library this summer

by Katharine Thompson

Hammersmith Campus Library will close in mid June for 10 weeks during the refurbishment and redevelopment of both floors. We are planning a library service point on the sub-basement floor of the Commonwealth Building, Hammersmith Campus and we will post information about this and other service arrangements on the library website.

We hope you can bear with us as these library spaces are developed.

May 24, 2007

Central Library summer opening hours

by Katharine Thompson

Our full summer opening hours are as follows.

Saturday 23 June – Sunday 1 July : CLOSED

Monday 2 July – Saturday 29 September
Monday – Friday 09.30 – 19.00
Saturday 09.30 – 17.30
Sunday Closed

Closure periods
Wednesday 11 July – closing at 14.00 for College Centenary Event
Saturday 25 – Monday 27 August Bank holiday weekend
Friday 14 September internal library training event

There will be ongoing building noise throughout the summer.

May 24, 2007

Access to collections and services during the Central Library refurbishment

by Katharine Thompson

We anticipate that there will be reduced access to some collections during parts of the Summer.

The Haldane Collection (humanities Level 1) will be moving to level 5 in mid-June prior to the start of building works.

The journals collection will be affected whilst it is reorganised into a single alphabetic sequence in August and early September. Where possible, the library will provide a daily fetching service for journals housed on Level 4 north during this period.

On occasion we may advise users to use inter-library loans or alternate library holdings. The cost of ILL requests will be met by the library during the closure of Level 4 north in August.

Access to older material and some theses held in store may be disrupted once building work commences in July.

All Public Services will be delivered from Level 2. The Help Desk will move to share the ILL space. The Issue/membership desk will operate from the vacated Help desk area.

The Library attendants will be based close to the change machine / value loaders on Level 2.

May 24, 2007

Central Library closure – Saturday 23 June – Sunday 1 July 2007

by Katharine Thompson

The Central Library will close between Saturday 23 June – Sunday 1 July to allow our move from the ground floor at the start of building works. There will be no access to the building or print collections. Staff will be available to take enquiries, renew books etc via

Telephone – 0207 594 8820
Email – library@imperial.ac.uk and issuedesk@imperial.ac.uk
In person – Civil Engineering Department Library (Monday to Friday 10.00 – 17.30)

Students finishing their degree this year are advised to either return borrowed material prior to closure, or may return items to the Civil Engineering Department Library. All other staff and students are encouraged to renew their loans during this period.

The Inter Library Loans service will operate as usual and ILLs can be collected from the Civil Engineering Department Library.

The Library will reopen on Monday 2 July with a temporary access route via Level 2 of the Sherfield Building. All desk services will be delivered from Level 2 and staff will be able to advise on any service restrictions.

May 24, 2007

Imperial College Libraries are changing this summer!

by Katharine Thompson

A significant programme of building work will be happening both at the Central Library, South Kensington and the Hammersmith Campus Library this summer. Both developments will deliver enhanced IT, study and learning space for users across College. The projects are going to impact on our services throughout the summer. We will be doing our best to support our users and keep you informed of changes as they occur.

In the case of both projects we will post regular updates regarding opening hours and changes to service on our website at www.imperial.ac.uk/library. Further information about our redevelopment and an indicative floor plan of the new Central Library ground floor is also available.

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