Archive for ‘collection moves’

August 9, 2011

Level 2 has re-opened

by Debbie

Shelf replacement work on level 2 at the Central Library is now complete and the floor is open as usual. This means that the previously inaccessible books on environment, maths, computing and some areas of physics are now available for borrowing again.

June 14, 2011

Restricted access to books in Central Library in July

by Debbie

A health and safety inspection has revealed that some of the old wooden shelving on Level 2 is unstable and consequently it will be replaced this summer. At the same time the configuration of the metal shelving will be changed and the floor will be given a new concrete screed and new carpet.

Unfortunately this means that books with classmarks 000 to 532 will be unavailable from Monday 4 July until Monday 8 August. This includes books on environmental economics, EIA, environmental policy, environmental reports, energy policy, law and climate change as well as maths, computing and some physics.

Books which are out of circulation due to the work can be requested via Document Delivery and will not be counted against your annual allocation

October 1, 2010


by Debbie

Hello, and welcome to the Imperial College Library blog for Environmental Technology. This blog should help you keep informed about library news, new resources, and other interesting information. You can either subscribe to the RSS feed, or if you prefer to get information by email, you can subscribe here.

If you’re a new student, then you might like to visit the 6 steps for new students section of the library website, where you can find all the information you need to start using the library.

If you’re a returning student or member of staff, you will notice some changes here in the Central Library. Over the summer, we’ve re-organised the books into a single sequence. You can read more about the project on the library website. This means that most books are now in a new location, as follows:

  • Level 2: 000 – 532
  • Level 4: 533 – 599
  • Level 5: 600 – 999

Some useful classmarks are:

    303.8 – Research Methods
    330.13 – Environmental Impact Assessment
    333.7 – Environmental economics
    333.707 – Environmental reports
    333.79 – Energy Policy
    339.5 – Environmental policy
    347.24 – Environmental Law
    363.738 – Climate change
    574.3 – Ecology
    614.71 – Air pollution
    620.9 – Renewable energy
    628.5 – Environmental pollution

There are also new additions to the catalogue, in the form of QR codes and the ability to share entries on Facebook, twitter and delicious. Read more about these changes here.

If you have a question, please contact us (see the Get in touch! page), or leave us a comment here on the blog.

We look forward to hearing from you!

July 9, 2010

Single sequence – getting hold of books

by Debbie

As we’ve previously blogged, some areas of the Central Library will be off limits while we move things around over the summer. We are unable to fetch books from the collection during these times. However, you can make a request through the Document Delivery service, and we will try to get it for you from another library. Requests made for material which is unobtainable due to the library move will not count towards your annual allowance.

July 5, 2010

Single sequence update: floor closures in Central Library

by Debbie

The move to single sequence this summer means that we need to close floors to move the books around. We now have indicative dates for floor closures in the Central Library, as follows:

Level 2 : 2nd July – 23rd July

Level 4 : 2nd August – 13th August

Level 5 : 26th July to 6th August

These are expected dates, and may change. Levels 1 & 3 will remain open throughout the moves. Full details of the project (including updates) can be found on the single sequence section of the library website.

If you have any questions, please email Katharine.

March 25, 2010

All change in the Central Library

by Debbie

Over the Summer, we will be re-organising the Central Library. This will involve us moving all the books into a single numerical sequence. We hope that this will help you find books more easily. There is full information on the Single Sequence Project on the library website at: The project will involve some disruption; at times, some areas of Levels 2, 4 and 5 will be closed. There will also be periods when books are unavailable as they are moved around.

There will be updates here on the blog and on the Library website as the project progresses. You can see the latest updates here.

If you have any questions, please email Katharine.

August 20, 2008

Changes to Environmental Technology theses

by Debbie

The majority of the Environmental Technology MSc & PhD theses, currently held on Level 4 of the Central Library, are being moved to the Library’s store. We will have a rolling 5 years worth on open access on Level 4 once the moves are finished.

Currently we are up to 1994, and the rest will move shortly. It will take a while to amend the catalogue, so in the meantime, if you can’t find a pre-2003 thesis on the shelf, please request it via the Store Service, even if the catalogue says Level 4 as the location.

July 11, 2008

Level 2 fetching service

by Debbie

The fetching service on Level 2 will begin on Monday. We will be fetching books on the hour, Monday-Friday, 10.00-17.00. To request a book, you will need to fill in a form at the Issue Desk on Level 1 of the Central Library. Items which have been fetched can be collected from there.

There may be some parts of the collection which are inaccessible while the work is being done. There is more information on the library website here

August 14, 2007

Journal reorganisation complete

by Katharine Thompson

The reorganisation of all Central Library print journals is now complete. The journals collection is now in one A to Z sequence on level 4.

This area has now reopened and the daily fetching service has ceased.

The ET series collection has also moved and is now on level 4, next to the ET reports and theses.

Thank you for your patience during this summer’s stock moves.

July 17, 2007

No journals fetching service this week

by Katharine Thompson

From this afternoon the twice daily fetching service for printed journals on level 4 will be suspended.

This is to allow our contractors to move stock around in order to make space on the shelves for the business and computing journals relocated from level 5.

The fetching service should resume next week and in the meantime you can make inter library loan requests via the library catalogue.

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