Customers of Bishopbriggs Library and the temporary Bishopbriggs Hub are being given advance notice of short-term service interruptions next month as they move to their new home in Bishopbriggs Library and Community Hub.
Library services and the Hub have been operating from Bishopbriggs War Memorial Hall on Balmuildy Road while work to extensively upgrade the original Bishopbriggs Library building was carried out.
The work has been part of a £3 million investment by the Council in Bishopbriggs, which also included a full refurbishment of the War Memorial Hall.
The £2 million Bishopbriggs Library and Community Hub is now set to open its doors to customers offering a range of services under the same roof for the first time.
While we pack up and prepare for the move to their new premises there will be some disruption as follows:
- You will be able to access Customer Services at Bishopbriggs Memorial Hall until Thursday 22 March where customers will continue to be able to make payments for a number of Council services and register birth, deaths and marriages
- There may be some disruption to payments at the kiosks on Thursday 22 March
- From Tuesday 27 March you will access Customer Services and Registration Services from the new Library and Community Hub on Kirkintilloch Road
- There will be no library service from Sunday 18 March until Monday 2 April resuming on Tuesday 3 April at the new Library and Community Hub. Customers will be able to access services at nearby William Patrick Library in Kirkintilloch or at any library in East Dunbartonshire.
Ann Davie, Depute Chief Executive for Education, People & Business said, “I understand that this short-term interruption to service may be inconvenient but I hope this early notice is helpful.
“Customers who were planning on using the payment kiosks on Thursday 22 March should consider either making their payments earlier or making payments at the Post Office. Alternatively, please check our website (www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk) for information on alternative ways to pay.
“We are working hard to keep disruption to a minimum and residents will reap the benefits when the new Library and Community Hub opens its doors.”
Sandy Marshall, Chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust said, “We apologise for the temporary closure, which is needed to allow us to make the move back to the new Library and Community Hub.
“Library users are welcome to use any East Dunbartonshire library during the short closure period and can also access a range of free online digital services at https://www.edlc.co.uk/libraries/24-7-library."
Bishopbriggs Library and Community Hub, which will bring together Council, library, leisure and cultural services in a single building, will also contain a multi-purpose room for children's activities and reading groups, private rooms for confidential business and an enhanced heritage space which will incorporate the Thomas Muir Museum.
The on-site customer services team will make it easier for residents to access and get information about a variety of different Council services and make payments for them in just one visit.
Following the move, Bishopbriggs War Memorial will be closed for a short period while restoration work takes place.
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