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August reopening for revamped Christchurch library

CHANGES under way at Christchurch library may now also include a new CCTV system.

The building has been closed since mid-July for changes and is expected to be reopened by the end of August, writes Trevor Bevins of the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

A planning application has also been made for a new security camera system to cover all public areas. It said the cameras will also include a door access system with the new units being small and discrete.

Christchurch library has been closed since mid-July (Photo: Google)
Christchurch library has been closed since mid-July (Photo: Google)

The current closure is to create space in the library for BCP Council customer services, including being able to register a birth, apply for a blue badge or meet housing officers.

The council said some services will be based in the building and others will be accessed digitally using public computers and Wi-Fi.

Private meeting rooms will also be available to book for appointments.

The library service at Christchurch is currently running an order and collect service while the branch is closed for the building work. The Home Library Service will continue doorstep deliveries.

Borrowing or returning books, study, and use public computers are available at other BCP Council libraries during the closure.

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