SOAS University of London

Special Collections improvement works to start in November

20 September 2021

We are pleased to report that UKRI and AHRC funding received for the Unlocking SOAS Collections Project is now being implemented to improve the Library’s environment systems for its archives, manuscripts and rare books stores.

This work is part of our ongoing commitment to safeguard the collections in our care now and for the future. We will be conducting urgent, essential maintenance work and replacing end-of-life equipment.

Refurbishment work will begin from 1 November 2021 until summer 2022 on Level F. While SOAS Special Collections will be closed during this period, some of our collections will continue to be available via our digital library.

While we regret this temporary closure and the inconvenience it will cause, once the works are completed we will greatly improve our ability to maintain the environmental conditions in the stores and reduce our energy consumption, in line with current standards.

As the refurbishment project progresses, we will provide updates via the Special Collections webpages.

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