Turangi Library to close for upgrade
|Update Friday, September 6: |
A slight delay with the upgrade of Turangi library means it will now reopen on Tuesday, not Monday as initially expected. The upgrade includes a new entrance, front desk, lighting and the installation of a radio frequency identification (RFID) system. The Turangi Service Centre is accepting library returns during normal office hours. Thanks for your patience.
Turangi Library will be closed from 1pm on Saturday, August 31 as work gets underway on an upgrade that will include a new entrance, lighting, carpeting and issuing desk. The library will reopen on Monday September 9.
The upgrade is part of an extensive programme of work at the library, which will include the introduction of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology that allows users to issue and renew books themselves.
Head of community, culture and heritage Dylan Tahau says the first stage of the upgrade will be to the building itself, with the RFID technology to follow.
“The library will close to allow the entrance to be remodelled, and we will also be remodelling the front desk and installing new lighting and ceiling panels. Together with the new computers we have installed for community use, the Turangi library is going to look great and I think people will love the changes they see,” he said.
The library’s wifi network will not be available during the renovations and any returns can be dropped into the Turangi Service Centre during office hours.