Improvement works in Curzon Library Summer 2018

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Over the summer we’re going to be making some changes to Curzon Library.

During June we will be working in the central area of level 1 (near the entrance/exit), removing the seating areas, PCs, and printers to make way for new shelving and study space.

The printers, top-up machines and library catalogues will move to new locations on level 1. The self-service machines will remain near the entrance/exit gates.

New shelving will be installed upstairs, providing us with some much needed room for expansion of the library stock.

By the end of July we will have installed the seating/tables on level 1, and we will be getting ready to reinstall the PCs downstairs on level 0.

 

We expect there will be some noise disruption whilst furniture is dismantled and rebuilt, and some of the equipment (self-service, printers etc.) will be out of use for a short period whilst it is being moved. We have duplicate equipment on the ground floor, and staff will be on hand to help you find what you need.

 

^Laura

 

Changes to the Curzon High Demand Collection

We are working on integrating our High Demand Collection stock into the main Curzon library (April 2018):

  • In-demand stock will be changed from a 4 hour loan to a 1 day loan. This will make it easier to access our book stock – particularly for commuter and part-time students who may not be able to borrow a 4 hour loan.
  • As each item is changed, it will be interfiled within the main book sequence and the new loan period will be reflected on the library catalogue. This will make it much simpler to browse the shelves as all copies of the same book will be in one place.
  • Theses from the High Demand Collection will also move into the main library.
  • The reservations awaiting collection will be moving closer to the Library Help Desk.

We anticipate that the stock moves will be complete by mid-May.

^Laura

Curzon Library tours

As part of the Birmingham City University welcome week, we’re running tours of Curzon Library on the following dates/times:

 Monday
18th September
11:15am  1:15pm  3:15pm
 Tuesday
19th September
 11:15am  1:15pm  3:15pm
 

Wednesday
20th September

BCU Welcome Fair all day – pop along and grab some goodies at our stand!
 Thursday
21st September
 11:15am  1:15pm 3:15pm
 Friday
22nd September
 11:15am  1:15pm  3:15pm
Monday
25th September
 11:15am  1:15pm  3:15pm
Tuesday
26th September
 11:15am  1:15pm  3:15pm
Wednesday
27th September
 11:15am  1:15pm  3:15pm
Thursday
28th September
 11:15am  1:15pm  3:15pm
Friday
29th September
 11:15am  1:15pm  3:15pm

No need to book, you’re welcome to just turn up and see what we have to offer!

^Laura