Revised opening hours of the four core libraries in North East Lincolnshire will come into place from 1 April.
Following public consultation last year, which attracted nearly 800 responses, the new opening hours have been set around current use, historic footfall figures from the last year, and user’s views.
The opening hours for the four libraries currently providing the statutory service, Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Immingham and Waltham are:
- Cleethorpes Library: Open Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.30pm. Open Saturday 9am to 1pm. Closed Friday and Sunday.
- Grimsby Library: Open Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm. Open Saturday 9am to 1pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.
- Immingham Library: Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm (closed for lunchtime). Open Saturday 9am to 1pm. Closed Wednesday and Sunday.
- Waltham Library: Open Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 12.30pm, 1.30pm to 5.30pm (closed for lunchtime). Open Saturday 9am to 1pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.
The libraries are supported by the home library service, catering for those unable to access the buildings, and development work on the provision of digital and on-line services. Five libraries have also been transferred to community ownership and are providing additional facilities around the borough.
Cllr Jane Hyldon-King, portfolio holder with responsibility for libraries said: “We’re committed to keeping our libraries open and providing the best service we can for residents across North East Lincolnshire.
“However, people are changing the way they access the library services and what they access when they are there.
“We need to provide a modern-day library service that makes the best use of the decreasing budget available. We are starting a full review of our library service this year but the current proposals will enable the service to deliver the savings required from April 2018.”