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Forthcoming changes to opening hours and services

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Stonework and bulidng materials

Stonework for the Wellcome Research Institute building, 1931.

Following on from our earlier announcement about the Wellcome Collection Development Project, we can now give you more details about the works which will be taking place from 20 June.

We’ll have to make some changes to our opening hours and services during the building works which will run September 2014. We’ll be doing everything we can to keep you informed of the changes and assist you in making the best use of your time on your Library visits, ensuring you can access the materials you require.

Temporary changes to Library opening hours: Monday closure

From 8 August to March 2014, the Library will be closed on Mondays. Our Tuesday-Saturday opening hours will remain unchanged for now.

Timetable of the works and how they may affect you

Here are the current details of the planned changes:

  • 20 June to 7 August 2013: We will be operating full Library services, but there may be some noise from the works taking place on the floors above and below the Library.
  • 8 August 2013 to September 2014: Noise levels will increase as the building works become more advanced. In addition to the noise, there will of necessity be disruptions to Library services and opening hours, and some Library areas will be temporarily closed.

Most collections will be available at all times and online resources will be available to Library members as usual.

Accessing rare materials in the Library

From 8 August to 31 October 2013 we will be operating a temporary Rare Materials Room. Due to restricted space, we will operate a booking system to ensure that you can access the materials you need to view. More details about the booking system will be released nearer the time.

Stay in touch

If you’re planning to visit the Library over the summer, you might find it useful to contact us in advance. We can discuss which materials you would like to consult and when you plan to visit to ensure your Library visit goes as smoothly as possible.

Keep up-to-date

Up-to-date information about the Library works and any changes to services can be found on the Library website and here on the blog. We advise that you check online before making a visit during the works. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Phoebe Harkins

Phoebe Harkins is Library Communications Co-ordinator at the Wellcome Library.

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