Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Central Library will temporarily close


 

16 September 2010

MEDIA RELEASE

 

Central Library will temporarily close to become bigger and better than ever!

Upper Hutt City’s Central Library will close for a brief two week period on Monday 11 October to allow contractors to complete the final stages of the library’s redevelopment. Public access needs to be restricted during this period while builders complete their work in key public areas. This closure period will also allow staff to rearrange the library’s collections into the new expanded areas and install new generation Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) self-check technology, allowing users to self-check in and out their items. The library will reopen bigger and better than ever on Wednesday 27 October.

During the temporary closure there will be no returns service available at all (including the after hours return slot). However, any items issued after 13 September will not be due until 1 November.

During the closure Pinehaven Library will extend its opening hours to seven days a week to reflect the normal Central Library hours of operation (10am-7pm Monday to Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday), or alternatively people are welcome to access library services through the mobile library bus (view the schedule on www.upperhuttlibrary.co.nz).

If you wish to pick up a requested item during the closure period, they will be available at the Pinehaven Library, or you can phone and ask for them to be put on the Mobile Bus for a pickup at the stop near you. However, if you cannot get to the Pinehaven or Mobile Libraries your holds will not expire. They will be available for pickup from the Central Library when it reopens.

The Central Library has been redeveloped to both upgrade the existing structure and to provide additional space to host more programmes and activities for all ages and to improve access to the collections. Much of the shelving will be lowered and books of a similar interest will be grouped together.  A new outdoor reading area is expected to be very popular this summer with small children and parents.

Upper Hutt City Library will be the first public library in the region to install this smart RFID technology and the first library in the country to enable self returns A unique microchip embedded into every item in the library’s collection will enable users to quickly and efficiently self-check in and out their items and conveniently pay any fines and charges by EFTPOS. RFID self-check machines operate in 11 languages increasing the accessibility of library services. The system also enables library staff to quickly locate incorrectly shelved items as simply as waving a scanning device along a shelf at a measured pace.

“All efforts are being made to minimise the disruption to the public during this essential closure period” said Debbie Duncan, Library Manager “and I’m sure our customers will be thrilled with the results of the redevelopment.”


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Patience: Drive Safe

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.

"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.

“The weather is looking good for the long weekend so the roads will be busy. Unfortunately, that also increases the chances of people getting frustrated and trying a risky passing manoeuvre. When they get past, there will probably be more traffic up ahead anyway so it won’t get people there faster.” More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news