We will be having a small upgrade to the library management system (Horizon) on Wednesday 21st August. We expect the work to begin at 14.00 (it is being done from Utah!) and should take about 4 hours.
During this time it will be possible to borrow items at the Issue Desk only.
Any returned items will be kept aside and dealt with when the work is completed.
Self-service, requests and renewals will not be possible. The standard catalogue
will be down as it too is having an upgrade. VuFind will be available but no
item details will be shown and readers will not be able to access their
We hope that all being well we will be back online by the early evening, but
we are advising that disruption may continue into Thursday.
No fines are being charged on these days and no items should be due back. We
will issue updates via the Library web site and our Twitter feed (@BirkbeckLibrary).