Burnham-On-Sea Library re-opened on Monday (October 29th) following a four-week closure to install new self-service technology.

Users are now able to issue and return books, DVDs and other materials for themselves using the newly-installed self-service touch-screen kiosks.

Councillor David Hall, Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Library Service, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “Self-service reduces queues at peak times and lets staff to focus on customer enquiries. The kiosks are simple to operate, though users will need to remember their membership card and PIN.”

Kate Turner, who has managed the refit for Somerset Libraries Service, added: “The public will notice some major changes. We’ve taken the opportunity to refurbish the library, as well as installing the self-service technology. Burnham Library is a special place that belongs to the whole community.”

Also, as part of the opening week, there will be a free craft and poetry activity event called ‘Imagine a Martian’ for children aged 5-9 on Friday 2nd November from 11am-12.15pm.