What’s happening with the Library refurbishment #edincampuslib

The HWU Edinburgh Campus Library refurbished project is progressing well.
An overview of the project details can be found at how we are  ‘Transforming Your Library’  
We will keep you updated through these blog posts and through our social media channels.  There will be news of the exciting new developments and we will keep you updated as to which spaces and resources are available in the Library during the enabling and refurbishing works.

Phases of the project
The refurbishment project is now in Phase 4.
Phase 1 was the Ground Floor which is now completed with silent study spaces and books and print journals in mobile shelving.
Phase 2 and Phase 3 were Floor 1 which is the main entrance floor which provides a variety of study spaces plus the cafe and the staff area
Phase 4 includes work to Floor 3 of the Library work and also the main stairs.
It is scheduled to finish by 25th March and the space to be completed  and ready for use by 5th April.  There will be study space and PCs and some of the book stock.
Phase 5 work, Floor 2, will start on Monday 8th April and finish on 11th July. The space will be available for use from the end of July.

Location of Books in the Library
Some of the books from Floor 2 have moved to the new shelving in the refurbished Ground Floor. There were already journals and theses on the shelves and now some of the book stock has been relocated to this area.  This is in preparation for the refurbishment of Floor 2 in April 2019.

The books with class numbers 000 – 539 are now located on the Ground Floor.
The books with class numbers 540 – 999 are still located on Floor 2. 

The Quick Reference, Dictionaries and Dissertations have also been moved to the Ground Floor.

Please take care when using the mobile shelving and check that other students or staff are not already in the gaps between shelves when you move them.

Searching for books on Discovery

There is now a Map it feature in Discovery which means that when searching for a book and viewing the results, there will be an option to view the location where the book can be found.

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Ask at the Service Desk at the Edinburgh campus library or contact us by email or phone

Progress is being made on configuring ID cards for access through the entry gates to the Library and this should be in place for current students before the end of semester.

Student lockers are available in the Library – details at the Service Desk and these will be issued via the Library Management System in the same way as books.

The Library is open 24/7 until May 16th/17th