UT Library Open Stacks and Third-floor Rooms Will Be Opened
The open stacks on the first floor and reading rooms, Music Department and private work rooms on the third floor will be opened for the readers on Thursday, 1 November.
“Although the renovation deadline would have been at the beginning of 2019, we are very pleased with the fact that the construction company finished the work already by the end of August,” said Liisi Lembinen, the UT Library Acting Director. “The full opening of the library can now take place earlier than we dared to expect at the beginning of this year.”
In September and October, the third floor was furnished and books were reshelved in the reading rooms; the whole of the public space of the library is now ready to welcome our readers.
From Thursday on, the first-floor open stacks are accessible for all readers. “People can find the call numbers of the books on the e-catalogue ESTER, and come and pick up the books from the bookshelves,” said Lembinen and added that the open stacks are provided with plenty of guiding signs so that the books can easily be found. As the open stacks are a totally new feature at our library, we offer guided tours to the readers. Guided tours will be held on Thursday at 11 and 13 o’clock, the guides will meet the participants at the Information desk in the lobby; all students and university faculty members are welcome.
The third-floor recreation area has comfortable seating for relaxing and socialising, and equipment for a more active workout. A special room is provided with an exercise bike, a rowing machine, and treadmills, as well as with yoga mats and dumbbells. There is also a special room where people can eat the food they have brought from home.
The private work rooms, previously very popular among researchers and post-graduates, were also renovated. There are now 56 rooms in total. “These rooms are still in high demand,” said Lembinen.
Although the renovation of the underground stacks is completed, it will still take a couple of months to arrange all the collections to their right shelves. Therefore, some older collections will still remain unavailable until the end of March.
Additional information: Herdis Olmaru, Communication Manager of UT Library, 737 5749, herdis.olmaru [ät] ut.ee