No library for a month

PUBLISHED: 12:00 08 September 2012

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BURNHAM'S library will be closed for a month to make way for a major refurbishment and new self-service technology.

Library users will soon be able to help themselves with self-service kiosks, allowing them to borrow, renew and return books, as well as checking reservations and pay charges.

The library, in Princess Street, will be closed from September 26 for about four weeks and will also undergo refurbishment. The entrance will be improved with a new door and security panel and the existing library counters will be replaced with smaller staff points.

Councillor David Hall, cabinet member with responsibility for libraries, said: “Once in place, self-service will allow staff to help visitors get the most out of their library.”

Library users need to bring their membership card and PIN to use the kiosks.

From September 27, while the library is closed, Highbridge library will temporarily open for extended hours, including Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9.30am-5pm and Wednesday and Saturday from 9.30am-1pm.

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