Transferring Books to the New Premises
We are excited to share that the National Library has started moving items from its stacks to the new Library building, soon to be completed.
The first stage of this operation includes the transfer of books from the Library's current local and remote stacks. This stage is expected to be complete by October 2022. So far, some 2,000,000 books have been transferred.
The next stage will include the transfer of archival materials and rare items and is expected to last around two months.
Once an item has been received at the new premises, its location in our catalog is displayed as "New remote stacks". You will still be able to order these items for viewing purposes at our current building.
Note: The supply period for items stored in the "New remote stacks" is two days. This time period will be shortened in the future, as more books are transferred to the new premises.
In addition, delays are a possibility as advanced robotic storage systems are currently being installed in the new Library building