New chapter for Wellington Library

Wellington Library will unveil self-service technology and a fresh new look when it re-opens next week.

The library has been temporarily closed for a full refurbishment and for the new self-service equipment to be installed and will reopen for business at 9.30am on Monday 31 March.

Self–service means library users can issue and return books, DVDs and other materials for themselves using the newly-installed self-service touch-screen kiosks. The kiosks are simple to operate and self-service reduces queues at peak times and allows staff to focus on customer enquiries.

Library users need to bring their membership card and PIN (Personal Identification Number) to use the kiosks. Anyone who doesn’t have a PIN, has forgotten it or wants to change it, can ask a member of library staff or telephone 0845 345 9177.

Cllr David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for libraries, said: “Staff will be on hand to help people get to grips with the new technology.

“We’ve already successfully introduced self-service in nine of Somerset’s busiest libraries and I’m sure it will prove just as successful in Wellington.”

The Library will be officially reopened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9.30am.

Complimentary refreshments will be served from 9.30am to noon and there will be opportunities to chat with library staff about using the new self-service equipment and exploring the new look library.