Daily newspapers and current journals have moved to the Library G/F, adjacent to the Library Garden. The setting provides soft seating and custom reading tables next to the newspaper cubes and current journals and magazines. Nearby is a full range of popular and reference books. Current 3-day newspapers are in the cubes; older newspapers can be found in the hallway near Lift C. The whole area has been repurposed to invite casual browsing with a soothing view of the Library Garden.
The Library undertook a major project over the summer to remove dated reference books and acquire newer replacements, whether in printed or online format. The collection is now smaller and better. Media Resources materials in outdated formats (mainly audio-cassettes, slides and laser discs) are now kept in storage. The same is true for the huge sets of microfilm indexes and supplementary materials of all media items. These items are part of the On Call Collection, and can still be requested via the Library Catalog.
These re-shuffling activities are effected to optimize the use of space, to make room for newer materials and to prepare for the expansion of our hugely popular Learning Commons. If you have any questions, feel free to approach any of our Library staff.