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Bank Holiday Weekend

The Paul Hamlyn Library will be CLOSED for the Bank Holiday weekend, from Saturday 27 August to Monday 29 August inclusive, reopening on Tuesday 30 August.

Paul Hamlyn Library Summer Works 
Monday 14 August

In response to student and staff feedback, the University is making a number of improvements to the Paul Hamlyn Library this summer that will further enhance its already impressive facilities.  Works will be taking place on all three floors and will make a noticeable difference to library users. These include:-

  • Lightwell noise reduction (Floor 1)
  • Additional group study pods (Floor 1)
  • Audio-visual provision in library meeting rooms (Floor 2)
  • Creation of a new small room for accessible technology users (Floor 3)
  • Repurposing an existing room into a new UWL Archives room (Floor 3)
  • Installation of water fountains in 2 vestibules (Floors 1 & 3)

The Paul Hamlyn Library will remain open whilst these works are taking place. However, there is likely to be some disruption and library users may find certain areas are closed off from the 15 August until the start of the new term in September, notably the Dr Rami Ranger Pavilion and Apple Mac area on Floor 1, the lightwell area on Floor 2 and our various meeting rooms on Floors 2 and 3. 

Please speak to library staff if you are looking for quiet space away from the works and pay attention to any cordoned off areas and notices as you move around the library.  We will also be regularly updating the Library website and social media accounts throughout this period so do use these to follow the progress of these works.