There will be some temporary disruption to the UEA Archives and Special Collections service, including the British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW), during summer 2017.
The UEA Library is undertaking a space project to create further student study spaces. The work requires Archives staff to relocate from their office on Floor 02. The adjacent Archive Reading Room will also be affected during this time.
To safeguard material:
There will be no access to archive collections between 16 June and 18 August.
There will be limited access to Special Collections items by prior arrangement.
Archive staff will be working during office hours and are able to answer queries regarding the collections.
Below are some frequently asked questions about the planned work.
If you have any concerns whatsoever, please let us know.
We regret any inconvenience caused.
Justine Mann, Archivist, British Archive for Contemporary Writing
Bridget Gillies, Archives Assistant, UEA Archives
t: (voicemail only available during this period) 01603 59 3483 / 01603 59 3419
How will the work affect users of University of East Anglia Archives and Special Collections?
The Archive Reading Room will be inaccessible between 15 June and 18 August.
To safeguard collections, there will be no access to Archive material during this time.
If you have any concerns about the loss of access during this period, please contact Justine Mann firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archives staff will relocate from their office to a nearby Silent Reading Room.
Our office hours will be as normal and we can answer archive queries during this time.
There will be limited and bookable access to Special Collections items (books/ pamphlets) within the nearby Silent Reading Room by prior arrangement with Archive staff who will supervise visits.
There will be one microfilm reader available within Silent Reading Room – Periodicals Rm 02.32 with a printing facility. This will be bookable by prior arrangement.
Unless advertised otherwise on our Website, access hours will be 09:30-12:30 and 13:30-16:30 as usual.
Please email email@example.com to make a request for Special Collections or for microfilm access and provide as much notice as possible.
If we have no existing bookings on a particular day, we will assist you whenever we can.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused during this period.
Our Website pages will contain up to date information on access:
- British Archive for Contemporary Writing www.uea.ac.uk/bacw/
- UEA Archives https://portal.uea.ac.uk/library/archives
For further information on the Library Space Project, click here.