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Merimbula library on the move

Monday 7 September 2015

As part of the transition towards the new library in Tura Beach, the Merimbula library will close from 19 September, with a ‘pop up’ service offering library access during the construction period.

With the Tura Beach library in development, Council are currently exploring options to maintain a library service for the community that allows for public access to some library amenities.

Council has been given 30 days’ notice to move from its current location following advice from the property owner that he wishes to redevelop the site.

The current lease ended on the 31 July of this year and has since been in a month-to-month lease agreement.

Allowing for packing up of the equipment and collection, it is proposed that the library’s last day of operation, in its current form, will be Saturday 19 September 2015. 

Manager of Community, Culture and Information Simon Schweitzer said the Council is currently considering a number of options to restore library services in a reduced capacity until the Tura Beach library is functional.

“The project time for the new library is estimated to take 16 weeks, starting in November and to be completed by March 2016,” he said.

“We are considering a pop up library portal service, which would allow access to the library catalogue and an ability to reserve and pick up library items.

“Additionally, the library portal will allow for newspaper and magazine access, free Wi-Fi, computer access including scanning, and an area for reading and studying,” Mr Schweitzer said.

For more information please contact Bega Valley Shire Council on (02) 6499 2222.


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