A belated Happy New Year to all our readers.
It has been a bit of a week here but compared with much of the country Bloomsbury seems to have got off quite lightly, although some of the local pavements and road surfaces are still rather treacherous.
We were quite pleased with ourselves that on Wednesday we managed to stay open until 22:30 whilst most other university libraries were closing - although to be fair some were almost cut off and term hadn't started unlike here. The weather has however had an effect and we decided to close early yesterday as we didn't have enough staff to open, or not enough who could then get home safely.
This evening we will be open to 22:30 as usual but this will be on a self-service basis from 17:00. Again this mostly due to the difficulties staff, especially those who rely on overground rail services to the south of London, would have in getting home.
We anticipate that the library will open as advertised over the weekend and with luck things might return to normal next week, although the weather forecast is not terribly promising. If you are making a special trip to the library please check our web site for the latest news. We also try to post information on the library catalogue and of course via Twitter. News about cancelled or postponed classes can be found via the college web site and we try to get any changes to our hours included there as well.