News: building works

Level 1 wedge upcoming closure

The Level 1 wedge, currently home to the computer suite, will be temporarily closed for building works from Monday 30 October.

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Refreshed study space on Level 2 - now open!

Rows of solo study desks with some students hard at work

We're excited to announce that Level 2 North of the Barr Smith Library is now open for quiet study, with more improvements on the way! Over the next couple of months, you can expect brand new furniture to enhance your study environment, and the return of our collections for easier access to resources.

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Welcome back!

Looking down one aisle of the Reading Room towards a lit up window

We are very excited to announce that the Barr Smith Reading Room has now reopened for silent study. Please note, there are some changes to access and collections on Level 2 North.

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Level 2 North closed for refurbishment

Level 2 North study area and collection

The Barr Smith Library Level 2 North is currently closed for the next stage in our refurbishments. This upgrade will improve student study spaces, with upgrades including re-carpeting, new paintwork, increased natural light and the creation of new study spaces. 

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Access changes to Level 2 North

Photo shows desks in the Barr Smith Library Reading Room

Starting Monday 3 April 2023, the Library will begin its refurbishment of Level 2 of the Barr Smith Library. The first stage of the refurbishment will be in the Reading Room. Please note, there will be no access to the Reading Room from 3 April 2023.

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Access changes to Level 1 North

View down an aisle of books of a student studying at a desk

Next week we will be starting the refurbishment of Level 1 North at the Barr Smith Library. This exciting revamp includes a new paint job, new carpet, and the installation of additional power points and study spaces.

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Building works on Level 3

Study on Level 3

Commencing Friday 4 September until Wednesday 9 September, there will be extensive electrical work undertaken on Level 3 of the Barr Smith Library to install new lighting in this space.

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Barr Smith Library stairs closed

Please be aware that the stairs leading down from the Barr Smith Library to the Barr Smith Lawns are currently unavailable until Wednesday 9th January due to building works. More information about the redevelopment of Union House can be found here.

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Level 1 computer suite now open

Computers in wedge

The computer suite has now re-opened on Level 1 South. Find it in the wedge area just next to the ramp.

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BSL level 3 now open 24/7!


Level 3 of the Barr Smith Library is now open 24 hours a day, so you can study in the Library (or at least a part of the Library!) when you want to.

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