The preparation of stock for self issue and return is now underway at the Royal Free Hospital Medical Library. Extra staff have been recruited to undertake this work and the process is running smoothly with minimum disruption to services and study space. Users may have noticed that the entrance to and exit from the library is currently via one gate but this is only a temporary arrangement while stock processing is taking place. New gates and a self-service unit will be installed in the coming weeks. Further updates will follow as installation progresses.