Library opening hours will change across Edinburgh tomorrow following a city-wide consultation in which around 10,000 people took part.
The changes will see 22 libraries opening from 10am-5pm for the first time on a Saturday. Sunday opening will also remain in the six libraries that currently have it and there will be changes to Thursday opening.
Councillor Richard Lewis, the city’s Culture and Leisure Convener, said: “Our services must evolve to meet the changing priorities and expectations of our residents and library users. In these tough economic times I’m proud to say that unlike other local authorities we’re not closing any libraries. Instead we’re continuing to invest in and refurbish libraries and prioritise them as key services.”
Full details of all the changes can be found on the city council’s website at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/libraryopeninghours
Events will be running in libraries across the city next week to celebrate libraries and raise awareness of the new opening times; there are more details on the Edinburgh Libraries blog.
New Local Library Opening Hours:
Blackhall Monday -Wednesday 10am-8pm. Thursday – Saturday 10am-5pm.
Granton Monday & Wednesday 1-8pm. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am – 5pm.
Leith Monday -Wednesday 10am-8pm. Thursday -Saturday 10am-5pm.
Muirhouse Monday -Wednesday 10am-8pm. Thursday -Saturday 10am-5pm. Sunday 1-5pm.
Stockbridge Monday & Wednesday 1-8pm. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am – 5pm.