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Yarm library closes for refurbishment

11 February 2016

Library users are reminded that Yarm Library will close for refurbishment on Saturday 13 February.

The branch, on Yarm High Street, is being upgraded with a range of new and improved facilities by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.

The library's entrance is being remodelled to improve disabled access and a new disabled toilet will be incorporated in the revamped library.

Once complete, users will have access to new self-service borrowing and renewal facilities as well as a special self-service portal to request a Council service or report an issue.

The stylish furniture and moveable shelving that is already enhancing Stockton, Thornaby and Billingham town centre libraries will be installed, while planned improvements to the children's section and outdoor garden area will further enhance the library.

The library will also incorporate a new branch of Newcastle Building Society providing a range of financial services to the community.

Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: "While the library is closed, residents and visitors can access services at all of the other Stockton Borough libraries.

"We would like to ask library users for their patience while the refurbishment takes place and look forward to welcoming them back to the new look Yarm Library when it reopens."

The library is due to reopen in the autumn.

Library users will be able to use alternative facilities at Egglescliffe and Ingleby Barwick libraries as well as the mobile library which regularly visits Timothy Hackworth Court in Yarm, Conyers Court in Yarm and Wycliffe/Ayresome Court in Yarm.