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Where have all the books gone?

June 30, 2008

Many of them are now in the Library at Eagle Campus or on loan. Over 50,000 books have been moved to Eagle Library from Chadwick over the past two weeks and there are around 8,500 items on loan from the Library at the time of writing this post.

As we are merging two libraries into one, there will not be space for all of the books in the new Library, the rest are now in the Library Store. Books from both libraries, which had not been borrowed in the last few years have been put into Store – there are over 40,000 of these. All these books are marked on the library catalogue as “In Store”, and if anyone needs to consult or borrow any of the books they can be retrieved using our Store Requests Service. Please ask a member of staff for details. Copies of low-use back journals are due to be put into the Store next.

Chadwick Library users may have noticed the empty 800’s area that once contained Literature (inc. Creative Writing) and History books (see the picture below). All these books have been transported up to Eagle Library to be re-shelved there. Some of the shelving units have been reassembled in Eagle Library and some are being used in the Library Store. This leaves Arts, Education, Film Studies and DVD/Video stock to move over the next month. As always please check this blog and our Library home page for further updates on the moves.

The empty 800's area in Chadwick Library

Part of the 40,000 plus books waiting to be shelved in the Library Store (Holts Mill) 

Part of the 40,000 plus books waiting to be shelved in the Library Store (Holts Mill)

Shelving units within Holts Mill



Books going into store

April 4, 2008

The first steps towards moving some stock into a Library Store are now underway. The Store will be adjacent to the University campus, at Eagle, and it will be a very suitable space – secure, dry and easily accessible to library staff.Some of our older shelves are being removed from the libraries, to be put in the Store ready for the books we are currently packing away.So far we have some 16,300 Chadwick books in crates ready for going into store and around 2,000 Eagle books. If you find a title marked up on the Library Catalogue as “In Store” this means that the title will be housed in the Store. Don’t worry though you can still borrow the item as we will provide a retrieval service for all items housed in the Store.

Holts Mill Opposite Eagle Campus 

The second floor of Holts Mill opposite Eagle Campus is being used as the book store.

Inside the store

The floor space within the store will eventually be filled with old shelving units from the Library to hold the book stock.