As part of our commitment to provide great spaces for researchers to work in, the collection areas and reading rooms are regularly cleaned. In addition to this, the carpets are deep cleaned once a year.

The deep cleaning is carried out during the summer holidays, when the Library is quietest. While the cleaning takes place, some spaces may be temporarily unavailable and readers in nearby rooms may hear the sound of the cleaning equipment being used.

Thank you for your understanding. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

DATE 

TIMES 

AREA 

26th JULY 

ALL DAY 

7th floor and offices on this floor 

27th JULY 

ALL DAY 

6th floor central spine and the North end and offices in these areas 

28th JULY 

ALL DAY 

6th floor South end and the offices in this area 

29th JULY 

ALL DAY 

6th floor central spine, North Reading Room and North end and the offices in these areas 

30th JULY & 2nd – 4th AUGUST 

 

ALL DAY 

5th floor South Reading Room and South end and offices in these areas 

5th AUGUST 

ALL DAY 

MxS, Goldsmiths Reading Rooms and Palaeography Room including the carrels and offices in these areas 

6th AUGUST 

ALL DAY 

MxN and Periodicals Reading Rooms including the carrels and offices in these areas 

9 AUGUST 

ALL DAY 

Durning Lawrence and Seng Tee Lee meeting rooms

10th -13th AUGUST 

ALL DAY 

Any outstanding and missed rooms including the reception area, carrels, stairs, and balcony