Relocation of certain closed access Library collections: January – April 2016

As part of the University of London’s strategy for the future, which aims to deliver a high performing organisation, whilst maintaining its position as a centre for academic excellence, the University of London is undergoing an ambitious programme of investment and development.

As part of this programme the lower ground floor of Senate House is being redeveloped into an open plan office environment for the University’s administrative function. This will release significant space on the ground and first floors, which will then be re-purposed into a variety of exhibition, teaching, lecture/conference and social spaces, providing a greater opportunity for academics and representatives from our member institutions to use the space when visiting Senate House.

In order to facilitate this project, Senate House Library will be vacating certain areas of the lower ground floor that are currently used as closed access collection storage space for some of the Library’s collections.  Materials displaced by this will be relocated internally – within and between existing Library stores in Senate House and our off-site Depository Library in Egham, Surrey – as well as externally to a new third party storage location in West London.  In general higher use and significantly older materials will be retained in closed onsite in Senate House, intermediate use material will be transferred to the new third party storage facility (as there will be two deliveries a day), while lower use material will be re-located to our existing Depository off-site store.

Learn more about why the moves are taking place here or view a detailed schedule.