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Library Renovation and Spatial Reorganisation 2020 at Fong Sum Wood Library

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The Library will maintain regular services during the period of the renovation as far as possible. However, it is inevitable that some facilities and services will be suspended or affected during the renovation. We assure users that theses services and facilities will be replenished in 2/F and 3/F as much as possible.

Affected Location/ Duration Affected Services/Facilities Accessibility during renovation
Whole area on 1/F will be fully closed during the entire renovation period Library Entrance/Exit Users are required to use the entrance at 2/F near the Multimedia and Language Learning Centre (MLLC) to access the Library.
The Circulation Counter and the Integrated Helpdesk at Information Commons A temporary counter will be set up near the temporary Library Entrance/Exit at 2/F MLLC.
Reference Collection These collections will be boxed up and remain retrievable upon request at 1-Search.
Reserves Collection This collection remains accessible and will be located at the temporary counter at 2/F.
General Collection (LC Class B-BF, DS) These collections are accessible and will be temporarily relocated to 3/F South.
General Collection (LC Class HA-HC, HF-HX) These collections will be temporarily relocated to the Art Gallery and remain retrievable upon request at 1-Search. One working day is needed for retrieval.
General Collection (Other LC Class) High usage books of these collections will be relocated to 3/F South. Other low usage collections/materials will be available upon request at 1-Search. However, this will take 5 working days for retrieval.
Individual Study Rooms, Faculty and Postgraduate Study Room and Collaborative Workrooms on the 1/F All these rooms will be closed. The Mini Theatre area at 2/F will be converted into multi-purpose space with flexible furniture for discussion/study and organizing events. More study tables will be relocated to other areas of 2/F and 3/F.
All dedicated PC workstations including Bloomberg terminal and other databases workstation All workstations will be temporarily relocated to the MLLC at 2/F and 3/F for use.
Self-Check Station and Book Sterlizer It will be relocated to 2/F temporarily.
Café/ L.E.I Beta (β) Lab and drinking fountains The Café will be temporarily closed. The Mini Theatre area at 2/F will be used as a multi-purpose space for different events. Drinking fountains at 2/F and 3/F remain available.
Portion of 2/F will be affected Multimedia and Language Learning Centre (MLLC) / Mini Theatre / Chang Han-tsiu Reading Room A small portion of the MLLC/ Mini Theatre / Chang Han-tsiu Reading Room which facing the Lobby side at 2/F will be closed for the construction of internal lift and book wall.
Portion of 3/F will be affected The area outside the Postgraduate Common Room A small portion of the area will be closed for the construction of an internal lift.
Stairs Northern stairs from 2/F to 3/F The stairs will be closed for the construction of internal lift. Please use the Southern stairs.
Area outside the Library MBG10 / Art Gallery These areas will be closed for the construction of an internal lift and serve as temporary storage.