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Temporary Liskeard Library will open on Saturday mornings

Liskeard Library, which is operating temporarily from Luxtowe House, Greenbank Road, PL14 3DZ, is extending its opening hours from 1 February to include Saturdays from 10am to 1pm.

This is in addition to the current Monday to Friday hours 9am to 5pm. There is free parking onsite, and there will be a children’s story time every Saturday.

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Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Climate Change and Neighbourhoods, says: “We know the people of Liskeard love their library, and we are adding Saturday opening hours to make this temporary library service as good as it can be. Progress is being made on the longer term plans to refurbish the original library in Barras Street.

“This interim solution requires patience, but eventually the residents of Liskeard will have a fully-renovated library building that is more accessible, and more importantly, safeguarded for the future.”

At Luxstowe House temporary library users are able to:

  • Access around 1,600 books which will include a good selection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. Please note: some items showing as ‘in stock’ at Liskeard Library are being stored off site. If reserving this stock there may be a delay of approximately 2-3 days before the items are ready for collection.
  • Use a ‘click and collect’ service - Customers will be able to reserve books and other resources from the online library catalogue and collect from the temporary library. If it’s more convenient, customers can choose an alternative collection site when making a reservation on-line.
  • Access free Wi-Fi and computers. Printing, Photocopying and Scanning are all available
  • Use the Library Self-service Kiosk to borrow and return items, and to pay library charges.
  • Download free Audio and EBooks from the temporary library or at home.
  • Read the Western Morning News and Cornish Times newspapers.

The temporary library has staff on hand to help customers, and has accessible toilets.

Library Microfilm is currently located in Liskeard Museum for the duration of the building works.

Please note from 1 April the temporary library at Luxstowe House is unable to offer a letterbox book drop-off service out of opening hours.

 Story posted on 9 January, 2019