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New College Library will be closing until June 2021 for renovations

‘Essential’ renovation work is needed


New College Library is closing for 'essential renovations' from January 2020 until June 2021.

The news will come as a shock to the many Edinburgh students who regularly frequent the New College Library, which is undoubtedly the most aesthetic spot to study on campus.

Away from the hustle and bustle of George Square and the aggressive battle for seats in the Main Library, the New College Library offers a place of sanctuary and peace for students to actually study in as opposed to people watch.

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A notice on the New College Library webpage reads: 'The collections will be carefully moved so that, from January 2020, New College students and other researchers will still be able to borrow, reserve or order books from other library facilities around the main University area.

'Students will continue to have access to other study spaces in New College including Rainy Hall, as well as the new temporary library in the ground floor of David Hume Tower.'

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An inspiring location to sit and scroll through your Instagram

The aesthetically-challenged David Hume Tower may have nothing on the stained glass windows of New College, but at least provisions are being put in place to ensure as smooth a move as possible for the students.

The University-issued statement can be accessed following this link.