Doug Walsh: Hi, I'm Doug Walsh, Director of Capital Works here at National Library. This is an update on how the building works are going to impact the public from November 23 to January 24.
This includes a closure of a stack and a disruption to digital services. However, on those days you can still enjoy browsing our exhibitions, shopping in our National Library bookshop or having a coffee in the cafe before the reading rooms open. I'm here in the Asian Collection stack, and you can see how complex it's going to be to replace the HVAC. Which is why we want to give you as much notice as possible. This stack is going to close from 1st July 2024 for a full 12 months. The Ephemera stack is also going to close and that will be from February 24 through to the end of April 24, as will the Rare Books and Fragile Collections up on level two, which will close from 1 June 2024 to 1 September 2024. Keep checking our website for details and make sure to like and subscribe to our YouTube channel. And I'll see you next month for your next building works update.

If you’ve visited the National Library recently you may have noticed that we’re making vital improvements to protect our much-loved heritage building and collection. We will be providing monthly updates to keep you informed about building works activities at the National Library. In our first video in the series, Doug Walsh, Director of Capital Works at the National Library will take us through key building activities for the period from November 2023 to January 2024.

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