Lighting upgrade in the Upper and Lower Stacks, beginning Monday 27th July

Update Wednesday 16th September:

The lighting upgrade in the Upper Stack, the staircases and about a third of the Lower Stack has been completed.

It is estimated that the bulk of the remaining work will be completed by the end of this week, with some finishing-up and tidying taking place early next week.

As stated below: the lighting is being upgraded section by section, so that only a small number of bays are inaccessible to readers at any one time. The Stacks will remain open to readers and library staff will be happy to fetch books from the bays that are out of bounds.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the continuation of the upgrade.

Original notice:

The lighting in the Upper and Lower Stacks of the Taylor Research Collection will be upgraded this summer.

The work is scheduled to begin on Monday 27th July and is due to last until early September. It should be completed by the time the library reopens after the closed week and St Giles' Fair on Wednesday 9th September.

The work has been planned so that disruption is kept to the minimum. Any operations that are likely to cause excessive noise will be carried out before 9 am, wherever possible. The lighting will be upgraded section by section, so that only a small number of bays are inaccessible to readers at any one time.

The Stacks will remain open to readers and library staff will be happy to fetch books from the bays that are out of bounds.

Work on the staircases will be carried out during closed week.

If you have any questions about the above, please contact the Operations Manager, Frank Egerton: frank.egerton@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

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