Planning approval for the next stage of the St Cross Building refurbishment project was granted in June 2015.
This entailed a very considerable amount of work in & to the Law Library.
Most (but not quite all) of the work within the Law Library itself was finished by November 2016 - but readers do have access to all 4 floors, the collection, and the new work spaces.
There is building work (sometimes noisy) continuing in other parts of the St Cross Building. We are sorry for any inconvenience - and have a supply of ear plugs.
There has now been a considerable re-arrangement of the open shelf collections remaining in the Law Library. You might like to consult the new Floor Plans in advance of your visit - although they also displayed as wall posters at strategic places on all floors, and of course you are welcome to ask a member of staff for directions once in the library.
Below is a timeline of the renovation works in the library. (We also maintained a renovation blog to inform readers of progress - and the odd problem. )
|Hilary & |
Trinity Terms 2015
|Consultation with Law Faculty on proposed withdrawals: completed.|
Transfer of selected US law reports, pre-2000 US law journals & foreign dissertations to BSF: completed. Please consult our blog if you need to consult transferred material.
|Long Vacation |
Building works next to main Reading Room to start in mid-August. Noise may affect readers.
|Michaelmas Term |
|Normal library services to continue in BLL - exact locations for inductions and tutorials will be advised.|
Later in MT, Level 1 secondary collection will be re-located to new open access area on Level 0.
|Christmas Vacation 2015-2016 ||Legislation and law reports from non-British Isles jurisdictions will be temporarily relocated to an open access area on the lower level of the Bodleian Gladstone Link.|
|Hilary Term |
|Normal library services to continue in BLL. Sections of Level 1 will be closed off to readers. Freshfields Room & Graduate Reading Room to be relocated to Level 0.|
Carrels in the Wing areas will be vacated.
Work will start relocating the current collections held in the Wings - international law (public & private), jurisprudence, Roman, General & Comparative, and Criminology. Also the secondary collection held in the GRR on Level 1.
|Easter Vacation |
|Some noisy demolition works in the Wing stack areas.|
|Trinity Term |
|Reader access to the BLL will continue as normal to most areas. Details will be updated here & on blog as soon as possible.|
|Long Vacation |
Late June - end of September 2016.
Information on the refurbishment developments in the English Faculty Library (EFL) can be found on their website.