Library summer shelving project – what you need to know

In response to student feedback, the mobile shelving on levels two, three and four of the Saltire Centre will be converted to static shelving. The books and journals currently held on the mobile and existing static shelves will also be integrated, meaning library users will no longer have to go to different sets of shelves to see all of the material on any one subject.

The work will be carried out over the summer months, which is typically a quieter period for the library. However, there will be limited access to the library between 20th May and 6th August.

To keep disruption to a minimum, work will be carried out on one floor at a time, starting on level four. Each floor will be closed and the material held on that floor will be unavailable to users for about four weeks while the work progresses. If you plan on borrowing over the summer please take books out early in advance of the floor closures. Ebooks, electronic journals and inter-library loans will be available as normal and we will not charge fines on items for the duration of the project.

There will be no access to books on the following floors during the periods listed:

  • Level 4: Monday 20th May – Sunday 16th June (floor closed; PG study room open)
  • Level 3: Monday 17th June – Sunday 14th Tuesday 9th July (floor closed)
  • Level 2: Monday 15th July – Tuesday 6th August (floor closed)
  • Level 0: Tuesday 30th July – Tuesday 6th August (floor will remain open)

 

When will my subject area be unavailable?

Dewey Sequence​ Subject areas Unavailable From Unavailable To Maximum Number of  Days Unavailable
001 – 339 Computing, Research Methods, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, Media, Politics, Environmental Politics Monday 20th May Sunday 16th June 28
340 – 349 Law Monday 3rd June Sunday 16th June 14
350 – 599 Criminology, Public Administration, Local Government, Education, Social Work, NHS and Health Services, Languages, Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology Monday 17th June Sunday 14th July 28
600 – 616 Medicine and Health, Nursing, Anatomy, Physiology, Drugs and Therapies, Occupational Therapy, Diseases, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology Monday 1st July Sunday 14th July 14
617 – 649 Podiatry, Vision Sciences, Midwifery, All Engineering including Civil and Audio Monday 15th July Tuesday 6th August 23
650 – 999 Business & Management, Accounting, Operations Management, Marketing, Built Environment, Design, Film, Media & TV, Dissertation  &Academic Writing, History Tuesday 30th July Tuesday 6th August 8

To minimise disruption we encourage users to:

  • Borrow any items you may require before each floor is closed
  • Check Discover to see if your required title is available as an ebook
  • Check if your required title is available at another local institution (e.g. Glasgow, Strathclyde, UWS, Mitchell Library) and obtain access via the SCONUL Access Scheme
  • Apply to borrow unavailable items using our Inter-Library Loan service

No fines will be charged on items between Monday 20th May and Tuesday 6th August, although charges for lost or damaged items will still apply.

 

Additional disruption

In addition to the whole floor closures noted above, some further disruption is likely:

Level 3 Monday 3rd June – Thursday 6th June Floor open but no access to mobile shelving; crates being moved; noise likely
Level 2 Monday 1st July – Friday 5th July Floor open but no access to mobile shelving; crates being moved; additional noise likely
Level 0 Tuesday 30th July – Tuesday 6th August Floor open but no access to open or mobile shelving; additional noise likely

If you have any queries regarding the floor closures or the wider shelving project then please contact us.

 

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