Knutsford library to close for vital improvements | Knutsford Times

Knutsford library to close for vital improvements

By on January 27, 2011

Knutsford library will close for three weeks on Monday, February 7 for essential service improvements to be carried out.

The works will allow the installation of a new self-service system designed to speed up the process of issuing and returning borrowed items.

The system will also allow library staff to offer more advice and assistance throughout the library building.

As part of the work, a dedicated space will be created for the library’s customer access desk, which will provide a much better service for users.

Councillor Andrew Knowles, Cabinet member with responsibility for health and wellbeing, said: “The self-service system will not only make borrowing books and other items much easier and quicker but will allow library staff to be visible and have more time to provide advice and assistance to library users.

“This shows how much we value our libraries in Cheshire East and that we continue to invest in them to improve life opportunities and health for everybody.

“We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause users and appreciate their patience whilst these improvements to service are made.”

Cheshire East libraries have recently taken on the work of the Council’s customer access service which involves accepting housing benefit forms and issuing travel passes.

The nearest facility available for these services during this period is Macclesfield Town Hall. Knutsford library will re-open on Monday, February 28.

No items will be due back during the closed period and borrowers can use their cards in any other Cheshire library in the meantime.

For more information or to renew and reserve books online, visit www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/libraries

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