Colchester town library to temporarily shut for six weeks

COLCHESTER’S main library will close for six weeks while refurbishments take place.

The town centre library, in Trinity Square, will be closed from Thursday, October 17 and reopen on Monday, December 2.

The temporary closure was scheduled for facility improvements including the installation of new lifts allowing customers with disabilities access to all floors of the building.

During the closure, a drop box at Colchester Council’s Customer Service Centre at Angel Court in the High Street will have a drop box for residents to return books and other borrowed items. It can be used between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.

The opening hours of the two libraries closest to the town centre will also be extended.

Greenstead Library, in Hawthorn Avenue, and Prettygate Library, on The Commons, will be open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6.30pm and Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm.

John Jowers, county councillor responsible for libraries, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of Colchester Library but we are confident that the refurbishment will improve facilities for visitors.”

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8:28am Mon 23 Sep 13

The Mechanic says...

Refurb what another one how long was it since the last???? Who's idea was that???
Management dont their A***E from their elbows at that place.
What a waste of BL***DY money when they are reducing opening hours...
Oh lets think reduce the hours and let us have a refurb what a brain storm...
They are only doing it to protect their crummy jobs and pensions...by the way some of the most Las***est civil sector workers I have come across.
aking the community spend the money on a rehash wont protect the status of the bookshop its quite the opposite really.
When colchester library was next door tot he old game store it never had a refurb in donkeys years people still went in their?
Refurb what another one how long was it since the last???? Who's idea was that??? Management dont their A***E from their elbows at that place. What a waste of BL***DY money when they are reducing opening hours... Oh lets think reduce the hours and let us have a refurb what a brain storm... They are only doing it to protect their crummy jobs and pensions...by the way some of the most Las***est civil sector workers I have come across. aking the community spend the money on a rehash wont protect the status of the bookshop its quite the opposite really. When colchester library was next door tot he old game store it never had a refurb in donkeys years people still went in their? The Mechanic

9:28pm Mon 23 Sep 13

jim_bo says...

Tell them about them about the Asbestos John!

Oh and the fact that the borough frontline services are being moved into the building, making the library a no go area.
Tell them about them about the Asbestos John! Oh and the fact that the borough frontline services are being moved into the building, making the library a no go area. jim_bo

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