Work to replace and upgrade the lighting in Duke Humfrey’s Library will begin on Monday 21 August and continue until the end of September.
During this period sections of the reading room will be closed off in turn to allow this work to be completed.
Access to Duke Humfrey’s Library may also be restricted to one staircase only at times. It may prove necessary to close the reading room for book moves at particular points in the project and notice will be given if this is the case with a fetching service provided.
There will be some noise associated with this project and readers may therefore prefer to work in other reading rooms.
For any queries about access to material please consult staff at the Main Enquiry Desk in the Lower Reading Room.
The good news is that, once completed, it should be easier to read the spine titles of local history society publications in the galleries.