New look Dubbo Branch Library open for business

The renovations and refurbishment at the Macquarie Regional Library Dubbo Branch are now complete and the library will be open for business on Monday, 4th July, from 10am, Director John Bayliss said.

“It is pleasing to announce that the library will be reopened in time for both the School Holidays and two events to mark the reopening in July,” Mr Bayliss said.

“I am looking forward to seeing everyone experience the new design and layout, including the new ‘Quick Pick’ section,”

“There are two new meeting rooms, a new local studies collection room, new children’s and youth areas and more reading areas which will be welcomed by library members,”

“Members will also experience faster service by using the automated return facilities and self-checkout for borrowing items,”

“To coincide with the re-opening, fees will be waived on all overdue items returned during the month of July, so it’s a perfect time to come and get reacquainted with the library,” he said.

Renovations were jointly funded by a NSW State Library Public Libraries Infrastructure Grant of $200,000 and a contribution of $700,000 from Council.

An official opening will be held during Children’s Book Week on Monday 22 August, 2016 with the Deputy Premier Hon Troy Grant, Western Plains Regional Council Administrator Michael Kneipp and invited guests.

“I would like to thank all members for the patience they have shown while the renovations took place and it was great to see that the temporary library location had minimal impact on library services,” Mr Bayliss said.


John Bayliss
Director Macquarie Regional Library
(02)6801 4501

Last Edited: 30 Jun 2016

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