Weston Library Offers Reduced Services
By vickifitz | Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 07:38
Preparations are well under way for the move of Weston-super-Mare's library into the newly refurbished Town Hall.
The new state-of-the-art library will open its doors on October 1 and from August Weston library will convert to a mini library with reduced services.
It will operate weekdays 10am to 4pm until Friday 24 August offering a
small selection of adult and children's fiction, large print and talking books to borrow.
Items borrowed can be kept until the new library opens in October.
Customers will still be able to reserve books however they will need to be collected from other local libraries.
On the upper floor, public computers and study space will be available but the North Somerset Studies Library and reference books will not be accessible.
The current library in the Boulevard will close completely on Friday 24 August, to allow for the transfer of stock, facilities and equipment and staff training.
Executive member responsible for libraries, Felicity Baker, said: "I'm delighted with the new library and sure it will open to universal acclaim.
"Our office amalgamation programme has allowed us to provide a brand new facility in Weston, just as our financial prudence made it possible to open the new Portishead Library."
For residents wanting to return books before October there will be a returns bin in the reception area at Somerset House on Oxford Street from 28 August to 28 September from 9am to 5pm.
Books can also be returned at any local library.
The Carlton Centre, Carlton Street, Weston-super-Mare will have a small number of computers available for public use while Weston Library is closed in September.
Drop-in use of computers is limited to the following times and days and no bookings can be taken, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
The sessions are Mondays and Tuesdays (3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 September) from 2pm to 4pm. The Campus Library is also extending its opening hours from 6 August and also has a number of public computers available.