Saturday, 28 July 2012

Opening hours during the Olympics and beyond

We will be open as usual during the Olympics.

That is:

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-4:30pm

At 6pm on Friday, August 17th we will close for our annual summer break. The library will re-open at 9:30am on Monday, September 3rd. Evening openings will re-commence with the start of term. All loans taken out between now and August 17th will be due back on September 3rd.

We will also soon be welcoming a new graduate library trainee, so if you see a new face behind the library desk in the next few weeks, do say hello!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Classics For All

Classics For All is a national charity which provides grants for classics teaching in state schools. Check out their video:

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Accessions mailing list

A preview of our new books mailing list.

Want to keep up to date with the Library's new books? We now have a mailing list for our monthly accessions. You can sign up here or in the sidebar.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Library opening hours during the Olympics

Please be aware that Library opening hours will remain the same as usual over the summer Olympics (9:30am - 6:00pm weekdays, 10:00am - 4:30pm Saturdays in July, closed Sundays).

Every effort will be made to maintain a regular service during the Olympics, and we will use our website, Twitter feed, and Facebook page to keep readers up-to-date about any disruptions.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

A Calendar of Classical Conferences

RogueClassicism  is assembling a Google Calendar of classical conferences. Have a look and let them know if anything has been missed out!

Final Arrangements for the Media Hub in Russell Square

Scale model of Senate House
Image via Flickr user Rain Rabbit

LOCOG have now released the final arrangements for the media hub that will occupy Russell Square during the games. This will cause some disruptions and changes to traffic flow and access for the duration of the Olympics. You can view a map of Russell Square detailing the changes here.

Please be aware that vehicle access to Senate House will be restricted and will require a pass to be shown.

Pedestrian access will remain the same, however the crossing times at Woburn Place and Southampton Row have been shortened to improve traffic flow.

Taxis will not be allowed into the restricted area around Russell Square. If you are travelling by taxi, you are advised to go to Gower Street or Tottenham Court Road.

Cycling will not be affected, but cyclists should take extra care during the Olympic period due to the increased number of pedestrians and vehicles.

If you have any questions about accessing the Library during the Olympics, please speak to a member of staff or get in touch.