CHECK OUT PUTNOE LIBRARY!
Queues could be a thing
of the past in Putnoe Library, as it closes from Monday 10th -
Wednesday 12th September, to undergo the necessary works associated
with the installation of self-service terminals. The library will
reopen as usual at 9.30am on Thursday 13th
The installation of Radio
Frequency Identification (RFID) technology allows library users to
check out and return their own books quickly and easily, resulting
in fewer queues. The system is easy to use and staff will be
available to help people as they get familiar with the new system
and answer any questions customers may raise.
As much preparation as
possible is being carried out beforehand to minimise the disruption
to customers - who will of course be able to use any of the other
libraries in the borough during the temporary closure period.
The Mayor of Bedford
Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Where we have introduced self-service
terminals at libraries in the borough, people have told us that it
makes their visit even more enjoyable as they can spend more time
viewing the books, rather than having to wait in queues to get
served. This time-saving technology is a quick way of issuing,
discharging and renewing items yourself, which people may find much
Bedford Borough Council
is investing in modernising library facilities in a two year
‘Invest to Save’ modernisation project. The Central Library was
completed last year, and work at Kempston Library was completed in
July. The one-off capital funding will be paid back over 4 years
from operational savings.