Sometimes it’s little things that make a huge difference, and so it was when we introduced our boiling/cold water Zip tap in September 2016.
From your feedback and its level of use we know that providing instant boiling water was a very popular enhancement to services in Kimberlin and a reason to #LoveDMU.
Unfortunately, the Zip tap in its original format created issues – it wasn’t tall enough for larger cold water containers and the soak away beneath it was not suitable for draining cups. The result of this was a lot of excess water and damage to the counter top from water ingress.
We’re delighted to unveil a ‘new and improved’ hot tap station that features better drainage for the Zip tap and a brand new sink and cold water dispenser for bottles.
As Kimberlin Library marks its 40th birthday this year, the Estates Directorate and Library and Learning Services (LLS) are rolling out measures over summer to renew the building’s electrical power distribution and lay the groundwork for future library improvements. This is essential electrical work which unfortunately requires a full shutdown of the building.
Kimberlin Library will therefore be closed on the following dates:
Sunday 18 June
Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 July
Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 July
Alternative provision will be provided in the Hugh Aston Law Library from 10am to 6pm. The Eric Wood Learning Zone and the Greenhouse are unavailable due to Clearing activity. Access to online journals will still be available during these dates.
Richard Partridge, Head of User Experience for LLS explains: “Kimberlin’s electrical switchgear is original equipment from the 1970s which has reached retirement age. This renewal is a major exercise across all four floors, but we’ve been working with Estates and their engineers to carry out the work in a way that will keep disruption to a minimum over three weekends.
“Although Kimberlin will need to close on these days due to the nature of the work, we will be offering alternative study space and PCs in the Hugh Aston Law Library to ensure that our weekend users are catered for.
“While we regret that this may cause some inconvenience to our students, the maintenance work will give us the power to plan and deliver further improvements for Kimberlin users.”
Full details of library opening hours can be found here.
Pictured: Kimberlin’s main switchgear is heading for retirement