Upgrade to reading room lighting

Senate House Library will become a much greener space this year by installing energy-efficient LED lamps in our reading rooms.

In order to upgrade our current lamps, the Middlesex North and South reading rooms will be temporarily closed during the week of 17 September. This will allow the work to be carried out as safely as possible.

Each room may need to be closed for 2-3 days, but we will make the rooms available for use as soon as possible, both before and after the work is carried out. Keep an eye on the Library News section of our website, and our social media pages for updates.

A retrieval service for items in the Middlesex North and South reading rooms will be in operation while they are closed. Staff at the issue desk will be available to assist with this service.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and we thank you for your cooperation.