Monday, 16 February 2015

Blackness Library - temporary closure

Blackness Library will be closed from 2nd to 6th March inclusive.     

Leisure and Culture Dundee, who operate the library on behalf of Dundee City Council, has advised me of the reasons behind the five day closure :

“As I am sure you are aware there has been an ongoing problem with fumes from the heating system leaking into the adult section of Blackness Library.   Dundee City Council's best solution is to reroute the flues through the original chimney and preparatory work has been undertaken over the last month.   The final stage of this work will involve the disconnection of the boilers, re-siting them and then connecting them to the new flues.   As this means there would be no heating or hot water and disruptions to cold water supply and possible disruption to the electricity supply the decision has been made to close Blackness Library for five days while this work is carried out.   The closure period will be from the 2nd March to 6th March inclusive.   These dates have been chosen to keep cancellations of group events to a minimum and still allow for the work to be completed this financial year.”

The Monday to Friday closure during the first week of March is obviously necessary so I asked if it might be possible for the mobile library to visit the area near the library during that time.   

I am pleased to advise that this has proved possible and the mobile library service will stop in Shaftesbury Road, as close as it can to Logie & St John's (Cross) Church, on Wednesday 4th March from 10.30am to 11am.