TRURO –The Truro branch and regional headquarters of the Colchester-East Hants Public Library will be closed from Monday, Jan. 7 to Friday, Jan. 25.
The library will re-open on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10:00 a.m.
According to a news release, this temporary closure is needed to enable staff, painters and electricians to address deficiencies in the 44-year-old building, which were uncovered during a recent tour and report by the Town of Truro’s fire inspector.
Painters will be on site to treat wood panelling throughout the building with a fire retardant paint and electricians will be adding outlets and making other upgrades to the system.
In preparation, staff will dismantle the computer-network server room and empty all perimeter bookshelves in the library’s two reading rooms and in headquarters; then, later, re-assemble everything prior to re-opening.
Starting Tuesday (Dec. 18), material borrowed from the Truro branch will
have a return date of Jan. 29.
During the shutdown, the branch’s book return box will be closed.
Other services not available will include computer and wireless access, library programs and meeting room bookings.
Also affected are the services working out of headquarters, including inter-library loans, books by mail, home reader service, and satellite library service in Bass River, Maitland, and Upper Stewiacke.
Library branches in Stewiacke, Tatamagouche, Elmsdale, and Mount Uniacke will remain open.
Library cards are valid and material borrowed from the Truro branch and other libraries will be accepted at these locations.
For branch hours and locations, visit the library website at www.lovemylibrary.ca or telephone the desired branch: Stewiacke (639-2481), Tatamagouche (657-3064), Elmsdale (883-9838), Mount Uniacke (866-0124).
Library staff regret the interruption in service and apologize for any inconvenience.