Compared with last year Easter and the May bank holidays are coming at a rather more leisurely rate, but we do get another extra day this year for the Diamond Jubilee. The library will be open throughout the holidays but on May 7th and June 4th & 5th we will only be open 10.00-20.00. There will be library staff on duty. Access on these days will be restricted to Birkbeck students and staff, and to borrowing Affiliate members. We regret that reference only Affiliates will not have access. You are again reminded that you will need your ID cards to get into the building. As usual you can keep up to date with our arrangements via the library web site.
Looking further ahead into the summer there is some sort of sporting event taking place in London. We will be publishing information about our opening arrangements during the Olympics soon, but if you aren't aware already it might be useful to know that Russell Square is going to be very busy as this will be the media hub for the games. You can find out more about the impact on our area by looking at this letter and map from the London 2012 web site.