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The Olympic website Get Ahead of the Games gives advice about the impact that the games will have on travel in London. So far, they have this to say about Bloomsbury:
There will be 22,000 accredited journalists and media from all over the world in London and many will be based in Bloomsbury throughout the Olympic Games. The Media Transport Hub will be operated by London 2012 as the pickup and drop-off point for transport that takes accredited journalists and media to and from Games venues. The Media Transport Hub will be in Russell Square and is expected to serve up to 5,000 people a day. Due to their different broadcast times and deadlines, journalists will need access to their accommodation, the Olympic Park and other venues 24 hours-a-day.
Some access restrictions will apply in the area during July and until the end of August. An access permit scheme for local residents and businesses is being developed for Russell Square (west and north), Montague Street, Montague Place, Malet Street, Bedford Place, Keppel Street and Cardington Street. The latest details of this, plus contact details for the London 2012 team, are available on the London 2012 website.
The area will be busy from 13 July with shuttle buses providing a pre-Games service for media preparing for the Games. The Media Transport Hub will be fully operational from Wednesday 25 July to Wednesday 15 August. The busiest times are likely to be 6-10am and 6-10pm each day. After the end of the Olympic Games, the temporary transport facilities and signs will be removed by the end of August.
We will keep you posted as we receive more information about how the games will impact the Library.