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One stop shop for books and services

Media Release
21 July 2005

One stop shop for books and services

The New Lynn War Memorial Library, due for completion in October, will include the Council’s New Lynn service centre, giving residents an alternative to the Civic Centre’s counter services.

Residents will be able to continue to pay land and water rates, register their dog, apply for LIM reports, purchase official rubbish bags and make general enquiries regarding Council services, all at the new library.

The existing library will close for up to three weeks before the new one opens and the service centre one week prior to assist the move into the new premises.

Payments for these services can be made by EFTPOS and Cheque only. Physical cash payments can be made at the nearby BNZ bank until 31 July and the ANZ from 1 August.

The service centre is just one part of the library, which will also have a Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Learning Centre and Public Meeting Room on site.

New Lynn Councillor Derek Battersby says integrating all the services signals how important libraries will be for the city’s future as centres of the community.

“The New Lynn community have been looking forward to the library for a long time, and once it is opened it will be another milestone towards the revitalisation of New Lynn’s town centre as a space for the community to embrace and enjoy,” he says.

The new services are available seven days a week during the opening hours of the library (see www.waitakere.govt.nz for these).

The extra services were introduced into Massey Library in February, and have proven popular with residents, particularly around rates payment deadlines.

If you have any enquiries about this new service, call the Council on 839 0400.


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