Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Blackness Library update

Further to my previous updates last year about the improvement works at Blackness Library that saw the provision of an accessible lift to allow residents with mobility difficulties to access the upstairs meetings rooms for the first time, I requested thereafter that the council's Chief Executive agree to a number of further improvements - in terms of sink provision upstairs and redecoration and I am pleased to advise that this was agreed to.

Leisure & Culture Dundee has now advised me that :

"The two upper floor rooms are (currently) being painted and the adult lending library will be painted during the week beginning 11th February.  

In order to allow this final week of decoration we have reluctantly taken the decision to close Blackness Library from the 7th -14th February inclusive. 

The library staff will remove the books from the shelves, and the shelving will be dismantled to allow the painters access to the walls, radiators and windows. The shelving and books will be stored in the children's library until the painters have finished. The public access computers will be protected by plastic sheeting. 

The library staff will then rebuild the shelving and replace the books and the building will reopen on Saturday 15th February. 

We regret this temporary loss of service and the inconvenience to our readers."

I asked if, during the period the library is shut, if the mobile library service could make a visit to the area.    It already is scheduled to visit the following places on Wednesday 12th February:

Oxford Street / Eton Street
1.50 pm - 2.05 pm
Glamis Road
2.10 pm - 2.30 pm
Teddy Bears / Thomas Wise Place
2.35 pm - 3.00 pm
Naughton Place
3.05 pm - 3.25 pm
Glamis Road / Dunkeld Place
3.30 pm - 3.55 pm
Elmwood Road
4.00 pm - 4.20 pm

Leisure & Culture Dundee has kindly agreed that the mobile library can make a stop that day near to the library - on Shaftesbury Road - between 9.40am and 10.15am.