Library to shut for £16,000 refit

NORTH Bridlington library is closing for a week so it can be given a new look including a new self-service facility.

It will close at 4pm on Saturday, August 20 and open again on Tuesday, August 30 at 8am for the £16,000 refit.

The new self-service system will enable users to avoid queues by checking their own books in and out and renewing items. The same system is already in use in King Street library in the centre of Bridlington and at a number of other East Riding libraries. The change will not affect staff levels.

Part of the revamp will be to remove the existing large customer counter and replace it with a smaller, more user-friendly pod counter.

“The aim is to make it more open-plan and more customer friendly,” said a spokesman for East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

During the closure borrowers can use Bridlington King Street, or any other East Riding Library.

Books can also be renewed and requested on the libraries section of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website.

Any books taken out from North Bridlington, which would be due back that week, will be automatically extended by one week to the day.

For further information or to check stock, visit the website www.eastriding.gov.uk/catalogue.