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Programme of works

7th June - 28th August: Phase 1 

A table detailing the activities taking place during phase 1
LocationActivityImpact 
Main Entrance  The main entrance will close and a temporary entrance will be created 
  • Entry to the library will move to the temporary entrance
  • Follow exterior signage to the rear of the building, opposite Ground Cafe. 
  • Exit from the building will continue through the temporary exit
Welcome Desk A temporary Welcome Desk will be created near to the temporary entrance
  • Staff and services will move from the current to the temporary Welcome Desk
Routes to upper floors The main staircase and public lift will close
  • New routes to the upper floors will be put in place
  • Please follow the interior signage to the stairs and lift
Library Cafe Seating   Seating will be taken out of circulation for the re-location of the Welcome Desk
  • You will no longer be able to book a desk in this area.
  • Please book a quiet study desk on the upper floors of Mile End Library
Learning Lounge Seating Seating will be taken out of circulation and the area closed for refurbishment
  • You will no longer be able to book a desk in this area.
  • Please use the bookable PC desks on the 1st floor, Mile End Library
Assistive Technology Room Room closed for refurbishment
  • Please use the temporary ATR desks in the Teaching Collection
Laptop Loans Laptop lending moves to Welcome Desk 
  • Laptop lending kiosks will be taken out of circulation in readiness for phase one works
  • Issue and return of laptops will be via the Welcome Desk
Self-returns  Self-returns machines will be switched off 
  • Return of loaned items moves to self-service machines
Self-issue In addition to Click & Collect, self-service borrowing will be available for the 1st and 2nd floor for library users who have booked a study space
  • Please use self-service machines to issue self-service borrowing items
  • Please collect Click & Collect requests from the Welcome Desk