Additional work needed to transform Sandiway Library building

15 November 2019

Sandiway Library closed for building repairs in September this year and, although initial estimates scheduled it to reopen this month, the work will now take a little longer. 

It is now anticipated the library will re-open at the beginning of February 2020.

Construction work has involved complex internal and external piling.  The entire building will then be re-carpeted, ceiling lights will be replaced, internal redecoration will be completed and the library equipment will be restocked to transform it back into use for its many customers.

Since September, alternative arrangements have been available at nearby locations to help customers return or borrow books during the closure and these will continue.  All previous loans will have their due dates extended again to the beginning of February 2020.
The extended opening hours at Barnton and Weaverham Libraries will continue during the temporary closure.  Barnton Library will be open 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-5pm on Tuesdays and Weaverham Library will be open 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-5pm on Thursdays.
In addition, the mobile library will continue to stop at Cuddington and Sandiway Village Hall between 9.30am and 12.30pm each Saturday until the library reopens.
The Council’s Director of Place Operations Maria Byrne said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers while this building work continues.  Many customers will be disappointed that the library is not able to reopen this month as planned. Our contractors assure us they are pushing the project along as quickly as possible, despite challenging construction issues.
“During the continued temporary closure, loans have been extended and won’t be due back.  Temporary arrangements at nearby locations will continue and our usual 24/7 online services are also be available.”
Opening hours of all libraries are available online and, if required, items can be renewed online or by phone 24 hours a day:
•    Cheshire West and Chester Council's website
•    0300 123 7739 

For more information, visit the Council's website.  You can also follow Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Libraries Service on Facebook or Twitter.

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