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Libraries to undergo summer makeover


The university will see a transformation of its library spaces this summer. The ground floors of the Sheila Silver Library and the Headingley Library will be undergoing significant refurbishment works to create a more effective and inspiring learning environment. 

The half a million-pound investment will transform the layout of the spaces and significantly enhance the services and facilities provided.  A new open plan design will help to maximise the use of the spaces and improve access to the libraries core services and facilities.

The works will see the creation of new Library and Student IT advice areas which will allow students to get help quickly and easily, as well as new one-to-one consultation spaces for more in-depth advice.

Katherine Everest, Head of Library Services and Operations at the University, said:  "This refurbishment will transform both ground floors into gateways through to all the resources and skills support that the Libraries have to offer.

“The Library and Student IT advice service is a key contribution to students' learning and we're delighted to be able to be able to improve how we offer this popular service.  The advice service is the first point of contact for students developing their independent study skills and this transformation will allow us to help them there and then.”

New carpets, paintwork and furniture throughout will complement other refurbished areas in the Libraries and provide a brighter and more attractive study environment.

The works will begin with the refurbishment of the Sheila Silver library at the end of May, followed by the Headingley Library mid-July. The works on both projects will be phased out over a five week period to ensure that both Libraries remain in operation at all times and to ensure that there is minimal disruption to users throughout."

If you have any queries about the project please contact the estates-pmo-team@leedsbeckett.ac.uk


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