The schedule detailing which parts of the Library collections will move when has now been agreed.
The timing of the collection moves is dependent on each book’s final location. A list of these can be found here: http://www.history.ac.uk/library/collections/collection-locations
The moves will begin on the 19th July. Two teams of removal men will be working concurrently between the 19th July and 1st August, when the move is expected to finish. Because of this the IHR lift is likely to be in heavy use and all areas of the Institute will be subject to disruption and possibly restrictions on access.
The schedule is as follows:
Material to Offsite Store: July 19th-22nd
Material to Onsite Store: July 19th-29th
Material to 3rd Floor Open Access IHR: July 25th-August 1st
It is currently anticipated that the IHR Library will be closed on Saturday 30th July and Monday 1st and 2nd August. We hope to reopen on the 3rd August with a full service, though please bear with us at first as it is likely we will still have work to do on library signage.
The Reception staff will be moving with the Library to the 3rd floor South Block. The rest of the IHR will be joining the Library and Library and Reception staff later in August.
Update: The IHR Library will now be closed from Thursday 28th July to Tuesday 2nd August inclusive.