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Mile End Library entry and ground floor improvement works starting 31 May

Library Services are pleased to announce the start of the ambitious Library Transformation Project at Mile End in response to feedback from last year’s student surveys including the National Student Survey. Improvements will include redesigned building entrance, improved study spaces, a new quiet study area, more loan laptops and new PCs, and refurbished toilets. Work on the project will commence on Monday 31 May and is expected to last until 12 November 2021.

Computer simulation of the new library entrance

The Library will remain open and all services will be running throughout the duration of the project. Careful consideration has been taken to reduce the impact of the disruption to Library users due to the works.  

What’s happening?

  • The main entryway revolving door will be replaced. To reduce bottlenecks, the entrance opposite Ground Café will be reopened.
  • Group study spaces will be redesigned to improve lighting and acoustics.
  • A quiet study area will be added with charging points throughout.
  • More loanable laptops and new PCs will be installed.
  • Toilets will be fully refurbished.

How will it affect you?

All Library services will be available throughout the project.

There may be some construction noise at certain times of the day. We will endeavour to keep this to a minimum and will signpost other available study spaces upstairs in the building or elsewhere on campus. You’ll still be able to book study spaces online and the system will be kept up to date to show what’s available.

The main entrance to the library will be impacted whilst the work takes place, however, you’ll be able to enter via the newly reopened entrance opposite Ground Café.

We will be temporarily closing some of the toilets on the ground floor to refurbish them. Other toilets are available on the ground floor or upstairs in the library.

How do I find out more?

Visit the Library website for updates.



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