Libraries Closed on Wednesday

All of Doncaster’s libraries will be closed on Wednesday, either for a full or half day. We believe this is so that staff can hear about the consultancy report for which we placed a Freedom of Information request. Hopefully that means it will be with us soon, after staff get to hear about its contents and the recommendations that the consultant made.

Closure details from the council’s website:

Several libraries will be closed on Wednesday 25th August 2010 for staff training.

Time closed Library/Customer Service Centre
Closed 9.00 – 12.00 p.m Askern
Closed 9.00 – 12.00 p.m Bentley
Closed 9.00 – 12.00 p.m Denaby
Closed 9.00 – 12.00 p.m Edlington
Closed 9.00 – 12.00 p.m Intake
Closed 9.00 – 12.00 p.m Sprotbrough
Closed 9.00 – 12.00 p.m Woodlands
Closed 9.00 – 11.00 p.m All Central Library departments
Closed 9.00 – 1.00 p.m Scawthorpe
Closed 9.00 – 1.00 p.m Wheatley
Closed 2.00 – 6.00 p.m Armthorpe
Closed 2.00 – 6.00 p.m Bawtry
Closed 2.00 – 6.00 p.m Cantley
Closed 2.00 – 6.00 p.m Edenthorpe
Closed 2.00 – 6.00 p.m Moorends
Closed 2.00 – 6.00 p.m Rossington
Closed 2.00 – 6.00 p.m Tickhill
Off the road until 1.00 p.m Mobile
Off the road until 1.00 p.m Traveller
Closed all day Conisbrough
Closed all day Mexborough
Closed all day Bessacarr
Closed all day Warmsworth
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One Response to Libraries Closed on Wednesday

  1. Chris says:

    I am totally disgusted at the lack of respect accorded to library customers with these closures!

    Public library services do NOT shut their libraries, unless for something MAJOR, such as decoration/refurbishments, or large-scale movement of stock, or unexpected weather emergencies. Certainly not to inform staff about the contents of a report. There are other well-tried, effective methods of disseminating info like this, methods that do not inconvenience customers, who may have made a special journey to discover that the library is SHUT!

    Any proposed closure (apart from ‘real’ emergencies) should give at least 3 weeks’ notice (or whatever the loan period is) & due dates amended accordingly, so that readers are aware of the situation. With 30 years of public library experience behind me I would say that this situation most definitely does NOT come under the ’emergency’ heading!!

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