LIBRARY-USERS in Stratford are going to be left without a full service until the summer.
The Henley Street library will close today (Saturday January 21) for essential piping and electrical work which is not set to be completed until June at the earliest.
Plans to operate from a temporary base at Stratford ArtsHouse have been dropped and Warwickshire County Council is currently investigating alternative options to provide a limited range of services during the temporary closure.
County library spokesman Coun Kam Kaur said: “These essential works will ensure that members of the public can enjoy improved services at their library for many years to come. “We are currently working extremely hard looking at a range of alternative ways of providing some library services and ask that customers bear with us during this period.
“Stratford Library is very popular in its community and we look forward to showing the new-look interior to our customers when the library reopens this summer.”
Fines for late returns will be waived for Stratford library-users from tomorrow (Saturday).
Following the completion of the works the Warwickshire County Council Registration Service will be relocating to the library.
Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries for online services where library-users can browse the catalogue, renew items, access the reference library and download eBooks.
* ALL county council run libraries and one stop shops, except for Warwick Library, will be closed all day on Wednesday (January 25) for staff training.
Community-managed libraries run by local community groups will be open as usual, and online library services will remain available.
Coun Kaur said: “We apologise for any inconvenience to our customers caused by the one-day closure of many Warwickshire libraries. Staff will be receiving important training which will allow them to provide an even better service in the future.”