13 February 2017
Due to the University's closure of the Tinbergen Building, the Alexander Library of Ornithology will be closed to readers from Monday 13 February. Alternative arrangements for access to material are being investigated, and updates and more detailed guidance will be posted when available. Readers with enquiries about access to the collections should email the Librarian.
The University has announced the closure of the Tinbergen Building due to the presence of asbestos in certain parts of the building. We immediately want to reassure staff, students and members of the public who visit the building that we do not believe there is, or has been, a health risk to ordinary users of the building, and more than 200 air quality readings taken since September 2016 support this. The building needs to be vacated for necessary work to be carried out. We do not expect it to reopen for around two years.
The University is now working to minimise disruption to all staff and students affected, especially those from the Department of Experimental Psychology, the Department of Zoology and the Department of Biochemistry. Departments and Divisions affected will be in direct contact with students and staff.
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