May 29, 2013
The move to Robarts is now complete. Our amazing movers did a wonderful job, working until 1:00 am on Friday to get the books all moved out and into Robarts. The process of unpacking the books and shelving them at Robarts has begun and will be completed shortly.
Many of our shelves are bare but there is still so much more to be done. There will be two more phases of the move in the near future. In Phase 2, the books destined for storage will be moved out – this will take approximately a week and we will let you know when it starts. In Phase 3, staff will move to the Birge-Carnegie building along with a 30,000 volume core collection of monographs, the reference collection and course reserves. At this point the library will be closed for a few days so we can get unpacked and settled; don’t worry we will give you plenty of notice before that happens and staff will still be checking their e-mail as much as possible.
Compact Shelving, formerly home of the KF collection
Justin and Nick, the supervisor who kept everything on track
Loading one of the many truckloads of books destined for Robarts
Annie, making labels to make sure nothing got lost
Cass and Tricia, working hard hauling those boxes. they make a great team
May 24, 2013
The movers have now moved over 3000 boxes of books out to the Robarts Library (see below for a list of the material that will be available at Robarts). At the Robarts end, the unpacking has begun and will continue over the weekend.
The Law Library Collection at Robarts Library
Material housed on the 13th floor of Robarts Library is identified in the catalogue as belonging to the Robarts Library, with the location Law Library Collection, 13th floor. Materials housed in storage on the B2 level are labeled with the location Law Library Storage. Robarts Library’s daily retrieval service, including the online retrieval service, will pick up the material from the Law Storage collection on the B2 level in response to user requests.
Robarts Library 13th floor open stacks
- UK Law reporters that are not online in PDF format
- US reference materials: Corpus Juris Secundum and West’s Words and Phrases
- A-D class (books on philosophy, religion, world history)
- JX – JZ Class (older books on international law)
- KF class (books on US law 2000-) (Canadian, US, UK books up to 1999)
- L-Z class (books on science, medicine, technology)
- Old Casebooks
Robarts basement storage – can be retrieved by request
- Bound Journals (about 80% of these are online via the Law Library subscriptions)
- Core Australian and NZ law reports (older volumes not online)
- Selden Society historical materials (Online via the Law Library subscriptions)
- Halsbury’s Annual volumes (not online)
- F-JV class (books on history, social sciences, political science) (not online)
May 22, 2013
Yesterday the movers moved out 800 boxes. Most headed for the 13th floor of the Robarts library. Today the goal is another 800, some for the 13th floor and some for storage. Yes there has been a bit of noise but for the most part the move has been fairly efficient. the library is still open and operating. We will let you know of our closure dates well in advance.
Destined for the 13th floor
Empty shelves. The place will start to echo soon.
Books from the basement, ready to roll
Our very efficient movers
May 21, 2013
Finally, the move has begun. We have just taken delivery of 2000 blue bins and the movers have arrived. The library will be open for its regular hours of operation during this time but please be aware that there may be some noise and disruption. Aisles might be blocked with moving equipment and so please exercise caution.
May 10, 2013
Where are we going?
During construction of the new Jackman Law Building the library will be moving to:
The Birge-Carnegie Library
75a Queen’s Park
Toronto M5S 1K7
When will the move occur?
The library move is scheduled for June 2013, the exact date is not available yet but the library will be closed for a few days during the move. We will post the closing dates on the website as soon as we know. We will start moving some books out of the library in advance of the closing, likely as early as the third week in May but the key resources will be available until the closure.
How can I contact library staff?
The best method of contact is via email. Please be aware that during the move staff may not have access to their telephones while we are transitioning.
What services will the library offer during the move?
Students or Faculty can email their reference questions to the reference librarians who will do their best to answer them within the constraints of the resources we have available at the time. All other services will be suspended during the move.