As you may be aware, the University is undertaking a major building project around the Hughes Plaza (“Building campus life with new student learning hub“).
A side effect of this project will require that the Barr Smith Library vacates the area under the Hughes Plaza deck, on Level 3 South of the Library, and also that we relocate Special Collections from Level 4 of the Library.
An area on Level 1 South of the library — southwards from the study area — will be redeveloped to accommodate Special Collections. To make space for Special Collections, we are currently moving items from the main collection stacks in that area to Level 1 North. Some low-use items will be sent to store.
In order to vacate Level 3 South, the Reference Collection is also currently being weeded, prior to relocating the Reference Collection to the foyer outside the Reading Room on Level 2 North. We are still exploring alternative locations for staff from Level 3 South.
We apologise for the inevitable and unavoidable disruption and disturbance that will result from this project.