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Some Wiltshire libraries to close for training on Wednesday 5 February

Eight Wiltshire Libraries and all mobile libraries will close for one day on Wednesday 5 February to bring all staff together for essential training. To keep as many libraries open for the day as possible, four further libraries will be open for self-service, while another 10 will be operated by volunteers and open as usual.

Published 20 January 2020

Cllr Allison Bucknell, Cabinet Member for Libraries, said: We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but we have chosen a Wednesday to keep disruption to a minimum, as this is the day when the fewest libraries are open.

We don't take the closure of libraries lightly, but we hope residents will bear with us as this is the first full training day for libraries staff for several years.

This essential training will ensure that our staff continue to deliver a service that meets the needs of our residents.

We are always happy to take feedback on our services, so if anyone has any comments on how we can shape the service to best meet their needs, our friendly teams in our libraries throughout the county are there to help.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our library customers for using the service.

Customers will not need to return books on 5 February and any fines due will not be charged on that day.

Wiltshire Libraries closed on 5 February

  • Bradford-on-Avon
  • Chippenham
  • Malmesbury
  • Marlborough
  • Salisbury
  • Trowbridge
  • Warminster
  • Royal Wootton Bassett
  • North, South and Special Services mobile libraries

Libraries operated by volunteers and open as normal

  • Box
  • Cricklade
  • Downton
  • Durrington
  • Ludgershall
  • Mere
  • Pewsey
  • Purton
  • Ramsbury
  • Tisbury

Libraries open for self-service

  • Calne Community Hub and Library
  • Corsham
  • Devizes Community Hub and Library
  • Tidworth
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Published 20 January 2020