During the restoration the floors will be sanded back to the original cork tiles before being coated in a new finish. There will be some noise disruption, particularly during the sanding process.
Stage 1: Reading Room
Stage 1 should take approximately two weeks, starting on the 25th August. During this time there will be no access to the Reading Room or the books in this space. Library users will be able to use the Barnard Room or upstairs Wellcome Gallery group study space.
Stage 2: Barnard Room
Stage 2 should take approximately two weeks, starting when the Reading Room has been completed. During this time there will be no access to the Barnard Room or the books in this space. Library users will be able to use the main Reading Room and upstairs Wellcome Gallery group study space.
We would recommend that where possible you plan ahead and arrange to borrow any books you may need before the 25th August. Library Staff will be able to access the closed spaces at certain times in the restoration process. If you need access to a book during a room closure, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will aim to get the book for you within 24 hours.
Alternative Study Locations for staff and students
If you would prefer to study elsewhere, there are a number of other libraries in the vicinity of the School that LSHTM staff and students can use:
- Senate House Library: As a member of LSHTM, you can join Senate House Library for free. Pre-register online, then take your School ID card to the Library reception on the 4th floor of Senate House. Opening Hours.
- University of London libraries: You can access any University of London institution’s libraries, e.g. UCL, SOAS, Birkbeck. You will need to take your School ID and may be asked to provide a photo, or other form of identification. Check the library website before your first visit.
- Wellcome Trust Library: The Wellcome Trust Library, on Euston Road, provides free day visitor access or membership if you wish to borrow items. Opening Hours.