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Wednesday 9th August 2017

Temporary Library Closure

Thornbury Library

Wednesday 9th August - Wednesday 23rd August

Seven day-a-week opening will be coming to libraries across South Gloucestershire in the autumn, following short closures over the summer to install the equipment needed.

Open Access will launch in nine of South Gloucestershire’s 14 libraries in October this year, once extra security and computer equipment is installed. The system will allow registered Open Access users to use their upgraded library cards to get into unstaffed libraries during extended hours to browse, borrow and renew books and other resources, or to use the space for study, for example.

The work will take place across the summer, but the project has been designed so that neighbouring libraries will not be closed at the same time. Users will still be able to access all online services and no-one will be charged a late return fine if their book would have been due back during a scheduled closure.

Cabinet Member for Communities and Tourism, Councillor Heather Goddard, said: “We are very pleased to be able to bring the benefits of extra opening during unstaffed hours in our libraries. We anticipate many people will be able to use the library where they couldn’t in the past because of work or other commitments and it is great to get extra use out of these important buildings when they would otherwise be closed.

“There will be a little disruption during the work to install the new equipment, but we have designed the programme to ensure that if your library is closed for a few days, you will be able to access another library relatively close by. Users are also able to make reservations and renew books online and you certainly won’t get a fine if your book is due back while the library is closed.”

For more information about library services across South Gloucestershire, to browse the catalogue, reserve or renew books, please click the link below.


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Thornbury Library
32 St Mary Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AA

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