19 November 2018
Essential fire upgrade work to the south staircase in the Old Bodleian Library will take place between November 2018 - March 2019.
During the Christmas vacation (10 December - 11 January) the staircase will be closed between the Reader Common Room and the Lower Reading Room - access to the upper floors from the Proscholium (Library entrance) will be via the north staircase.
Please take note of signage in the area, which will indicate whether or not the south staircase may be used for emergency exit.
The Reader Common Room will be accessible from the south Proscholium as normal throughout the work. There may be some noise associated with the project although most disruptive work will be confined to closed periods as far as possible.
We apologise for any temporary inconvenience.