Transforming the Bodleian's Weston Library

Writing on the CILIP blog, Toby Kirtley, Estates Project Officer, discusses the £80m transformation of the Bodleian's Weston Library.

16 September 2016

undefinedCharles Wendell David Reading Room
Photo: John Cairns. Copyright: Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

He writes: 'A year and a half from opening the Library welcomes an average of 3,171 readers every month and has welcomed over 1 million visitors to its public spaces.

'Critical factors in this project have been the good working relationships that developed between the project team, contractors, staff and the architects. Also key was the level of commitment to the project at every level of the Library and University, along with the anticipation that something special was being delivered.

'Transforming this Grade II listed building into a 21st century research facility and visitor space has been a major undertaking for the libraries and will hopefully enable the Bodleian to continue to hold its place as one of the world’s greatest centres for scholarship.'

The Weston Library was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2016. Read the full illustrated feature by following the link on the right.

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