Thursday, 10 May 2012

Update on industrial action at the British Library

From their website:

"Members of the Public & Commercial Services Union (PCS) voted for a one-day strike on Thursday 10 May 2012 over changes to public sector pensions.
The British Library at St Pancras is open for visitors to its public areas and exhibition galleries. However, there is likely to be significant disruption to our Reading Room services.
The following Reading Rooms will be open until 17.00:
* Humanities, Floor 1 
* Humanities, Floor 2 (access via the staircase within Humanities, Floor 1) 
* Social Sciences 
* Science, Floor 2 
* Science, Floor 3 (access via the staircase within Science, Floor 2) 
* Business & IP Centre, Floor 1
* Business & IP Centre, Floor 2
Unfortunately, all other Reading Rooms will remain closed.
Further, it may be necessary to restrict Readers to a maximum of five requests per person in those Reading Rooms that are open, and no transfers will be possible between Reading Rooms.
The St Pancras building will close to Readers and all visitors at 17.00 and our catering services will close at 16.30.
The Newspaper Library at Colindale and our Reading Room at Boston Spa are both open today and operating normally.
We urge you to check any changes to the Library’s opening hours and available services. We will keep you updated here, and via Twitter and Facebook.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding."

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