Traces of asbestos have been found in storage buildings at the British Library in Boston Spa. This means some areas will be closed temporarily and certain services may be unavailable.
Work has started on the removal of the asbestos and will continue through 2011. Up to 30% of document delivery material may be affected.
However the British Library is prioritising universities such as Imperial College for any document delivery requests they receive. The Library will of course be looking for other locations to fulfil document delivery requests if delays occur.