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FSW Library closed from 17 December 2018 - 1 January 2019

17 December 2018

From December 2018 to September 2019 a new library is to be built on the ground floor in wing B of the Pieter de la Court Building. At a subsequent stage, new lecture rooms will be constructed to replace those on the 5th floor.

How will this impact you?

  • The FSW Library will be closed from 17 December 2018 - Tuesday 1 January 2019
  •  From 11 December to 21 December, books can be requested from the library, but must be collected from the library of the Africa Study Center.
  • No requests will be processed from December 22 to January 1
  • From 2 January - 3 September 2019 a provisional library will be available (loan services remain the same).

  • Noise nuisance will be limited to before 09:00 am each day.

Schedule for refurbishment of FSW and ASC libraries

Stage 1
A provisional library will be set up on the Wassenaarseweg side of the building. The books that are currently on open shelf in the library will be moved there. The provisional library will include 86 study spaces (until March 2019), 16 of these have a PC facilty.
 The entrance and the loans desk remain unchanged.

In the first week of January 2019 the ASC library will move to the central part of the building. The library will be closed throughout that week. From January to March, the ASC library will be refurbished (including asbestos remediation) and new technological facilities will be installed. The ASC library returns to its current location in March 2019.

Stage 2
In March 2019 work will start on asbestos remediation in the central part of the building and the construction of the new FSW library. From this point no study spaces will be available in the provisional FSW library.

The new library will open its doors on 3 September 2019.

Stage 3 (construction of lecture rooms)
From 1 September 2019 work will start on the construction of new lecture rooms on the ground floor. These lecture rooms will be available in early 2020.

Day to day business operations in the Pieter de la Court Building will continue unhindered throughout the entire period.

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