library to close for a month during major refurb
Library is set to close for a month during a major refurbishment
in which brand new self-service technology will be introduced.
is the second Somerset library to move to self-service, following
its successful introduction at Taunton in July.
make the change possible, Burnham Library will be temporarily
closed from 26th September for approximately four weeks. The Library
is scheduled to reopen in late October.
the library is closed it will also be refurbished. Work includes
the removal of existing library counters and the installation
of new, smaller staff points. The library entrance will be improved
with a new door and security panels.
new touch-screen kiosks will allow customers to borrow, renew
and return books and other items, as well as to check reservations
and pay charges. Quick and easy to use, they will reduce queues
at peak times and also free up library staff to help with customer
enquiries and to focus on those people who most need staff help.
delighted with the successful introduction of this technology
in Taunton, the Countys busiest library," Councillor
David Hall, Cabinet Member with responsibility for libraries,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "We have had really good feedback
from users who have found self-service quick and easy to use and
Im sure this will be same in Burnham."
27th September, while Burnham Library is closed, Highbridge Library
will temporarily open for extended hours as follows: Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday, 9.30 am to 5.00 pm; Wednesday and Saturday
9.30 am to 1.00 pm.
will, of course, be on hand at Burnham to help people get to grips
with the new kiosks. Once in place, self-service will allow staff
to help visitors get the most out of their library."
users will need to bring their membership card and PIN (Personal
Identification Number) to use the kiosks. Anyone who doesnt
have a PIN, has forgotten it or wants to change it to something
more memorable, can ask a member of library staff or speak to
a customer advisor on 0845 345 9177.