New Library Redevelopment Plans

10 March 2014

Construction of Magdalen’s long-awaited renovated and extended New Library (detailed here) began 30 June 2014. A lot of preparatory work had to take place before that, including building a temporary library in St. Swithun’s Quad, re-barcoding the books, shipping them to the Bodleian’s Storage Facility (BSF) in Swindon, testing the automated-stack-request system (ASR), selecting, boxing, and moving the 3000 or so books that remained on site, &c. If you have any questions, ask the library staff!

An online questionnaire was sent around members of College at the end of Hilary Term 2014, asking for advice on different options, such as what lending periods are preferred, the best time for book deliveries, and which books we should keep in the Temporary Library.

The rough plan is:

Easter Vac 2014

Trinity Term 2014

Summer Vac 2014 to Hilary 2016

Hilary and Trinity 2016