We’re remodeling some of our spaces this summer.

Desks in YourSpace

Phase ll of YourSpace refurbishment - Philip Robinson Library

Following on from Phase I last year when we updated YourSpace on Level 1, Phase II will begin on 26th June with the removal of some of the compact shelving to create even more space. 

Having consulted with students about what they liked about the current space and what they wished to see more of, we will be introducing a variety of group and individual spaces and bookable study rooms. 

Whilst this work is taking place YourSpace will be inaccessible to students and non-library staff. 

Should you wish to consult material in the Children’s Book collection a member of library staff will be able to access the items you need and retrieve it for you. Please ask at the Service Desk on Level 2.

Major refurbishment of the Walton Library

Man studying in the Walton library

Starting 19th June until mid September 2017 this refurbishment will provide approximately 80 extra study desks, to improve the café facilities, re-carpet and improve the lighting.

During this time, the library will provide:

  • Continued quiet study and support until the end of the exam period
  • No changes to advertised opening hours
  • Temporary entrance to the left of the lifts
  • Temporary issue desk
  • Access to Student Text Collection
  • Access to Dene and Glen Clusters
  • Provision of approx. 100 study spaces
  • Borrowing, return and renewal of stock
  • Quiet study and stock access for resits in August
  • 15 laptops available for loan

However, there will be the following restrictions:

  • No issuing of new smartcards - anyone needing a smartcard or experiencing any smartcard problems will need to go to the Philip Robinson Library
  • No access to long loan stock for staff, students and visitors - requests made in advance or to at the issue desk will be collected by Library staff who have access to the restricted area. Requests can be made in advance to medliaison@ncl.ac.uk
  • No café facilities
  • Limited number of group rooms
  • No card payments - cash only


If you have any queries, please do get in touch with us at medliaison@ncl.ac.uk. We will endeavour to provide the best service we can throughout the refurbishment.

Published on: 30th May 2017

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