Library set to close for three months amid work

Matlock library is to close for three months as essential maintenance work is carried out.

Matlock library
Matlock library

The library, in Steep Turnpike, will be closed from 5pm on Wednesday, 15 January to 9am on Monday, 10 March while Derbyshire County Council installs a new heating system.

During the closure, readers will get longer loan times and be allowed to borrow more items.

Library members are usually allowed to borrow 16 items at a time for a three-week loan period.

However, during the closure, items will not have to be renewed until the library reopens.

In addition, readers will be allowed to borrow additional items.

A spokesman for Derbyshire County Council said: “The new heating system will be more economical and efficient and help us in our overall commitment to reducing carbon emissions.”

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