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Moffat library to close for three months

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By Fiona Reid
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Moffat library to close for three months

MOFFATONIANS will be forced to use a mobile library for the next three months following their library’s closure on Monday.

The town’s library will be officially closed on October 26 and will re-open on February 2 2016 as a new integrated service which will include a customer service centre and registration office.
Chair of the Council’s Community and Customer Services Committee, Councillor Tom McAughtrie, said: “We will be creating a facility at the existing library premises which will be fit for purpose and will have access to a wide range of information and services under one roof.
“It is hoped to have the new facilities open in February next year. In the meantime it is great to see that a temporary provision has been put in place to ensure that the local community continue to receive a library service.”
However the closure has not been well received by many locals.
In the past members of Moffat Community Council have been critical of the development and as a result a council representative has been attending their meetings frequently to give progress updates and answer questions.
A mobile library will be on the High Street from next Friday until January 29 2016 every Monday and Friday between 10 am and 4 pm for locals to use.
In order to continue to provide all services to the community a small temporary library and IT suite will be set up in the customer service centre at the town hall.
The public toilets at will be closed for a 20 day period, closing on November 2 and re-opening on November 22.
The station park public toilet will be available for use throughout the duration of the public toilet improvement works.

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