Stamford: Roof repairs force temporary library move

  Posted: 30.07.21 at 13:33 by The Editor

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Essential roof repairs are forcing a temporary move for library services in Stamford.

As Nub News previously reported, Lincolnshire County Council sought planning approval for the repairs earlier this year.

From 13 September, the team from Stamford Library will be providing a Click and Collect service from the Stamford Day Centre on Ryhall Road while the main site temporarily closes due to essential roof repairs.

To protect the library building for future generations’ extensive work, including a roof replacement is needed. As it is a Grade II listed property the work needs to be done sensitively and considerately to protect the historical significance of the building.

Therefore, the library will temporarily close from 13th September 2021, reopening in early January 2022. This is the first phase of repairs at the site over the coming months, however it is envisaged future works following this initial closure will not require the site to close again.

In advance of the closure customers will be able to borrow additional items above the usual thirty allowed, and return dates for items on loan will be extended so that no one worries about items going overdue. Library staff will also operate a Click and Collect service from the Stamford Day Centre to ensure that no one runs out of new reading material.


Cllr Lindsey Cawrey, executive member for culture at Lincolnshire County Council, said: "We're sorry for the inconvenience this essential work may cause but it is necessary to protect the library building for years to come.

"As well as the Click and Collect service we would encourage customers to use the library services extensive online resources, which include free access to thousands of ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines and enewspapers by clicking here.

For more information, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/libraries

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