Spring and Summer 2012 will see various building works in the J.B. Priestley Library. At present, we do not anticipate closing the Reading Room or being unable to offer access to any material, but it may occasionally be necessary for us to do so. More dates and information about matters affecting Special Collections will be made available here as soon as we have them.
The toilets in the Library are currently being improved, with much better and more eco-friendly facilities. We are currently experiencing minor noise disturbance from the refurbishment of toilets on Floor 01. From mid-March into April, the toilets on Floor 02 next to the Reading Room will be refurbished. As most of the noisy work will take place in the early mornings, we do not intend to close the service. However, visitors should be aware that the nearest toilet will be a floor away (accessible via lift) and that some noise and disturbance during opening hours is unavoidable.
Some major works will be taking place on Floors 1 and 2 to improve heating and lighting systems and create a more pleasant environment. These will have less direct impact on Special Collections than the toilet works, but please note that there will be noise from building processes and from the movement of people and materials via the Loading Bay throughout the summer.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will do our best to ensure your visit is enjoyable and useful for you.