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All the new library opening hours for Preston and South Ribble libraries

Posted on - 4th July, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Bamber Bridge, Fulwood, Ingol, Lostock Hall, Penwortham, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Ribbleton, Sharoe Green
Cathy Openshaw shares a smile with Carol Green as she takes out books from the reopened library
Cathy Openshaw shares a smile with Carol Green as she takes out books from the reopened library

Libraries across Preston and South Ribble are seeing changes to their opening times.

Lancashire County Council has put libraries into four different bands which dictate how long each library is open and how many days per week.

Bandings for the libraries are:

Band One – open for 50 hours over six days every week
Band Two – open for 42 hours over six days every week
Band Three – open for 34 hours over five days every week
Band Four – open for 18 hours over four days every week

What the county council says

Cabinet member for community and cultural services county councillor Peter Buckley said: “The changes to the opening hours at libraries are in response to some very useful feedback we received during our consultation.

“We are very aware that people in local areas have detailed knowledge about what would work best for them, and we’ve responded to this as much as we could. Wherever possible we’ve opened libraries on the days and times people told us that they would prefer to use them.

“The changed opening hours also make sure that the service provided to residents is as streamlined and efficient as possible. Libraries will now be open for more hours in total across the county at a reduced total cost, in order to better meet the demand with the resources we have. There will be no difference in the quality of service between bands.”

The Harris has regularly had temporary event licences for the likes of Harris Live Pic: Tony Worrall

The Harris retains a special set of opening hours

The Harris has regularly had temporary event licences for the likes of Harris Live Pic: Tony Worrall

Here’s all the Preston and South Ribble library opening hours

Fulwood library

Monday 9am-5pm
Tuesday 9am-1pm
Wednesday 9am-7pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Sunday Closed

Ingol library

Monday 9am-7pm
Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9am-1pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Sunday Closed

Read more: Bounce and rhyme group under threat at Ingol library

Kingsfold library

Monday 9am-7pm
Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-1pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Sunday Closed

Leyland library

Monday 9am-5pm
Tuesday 9am-7pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday Closed

Longridge library

Monday 9am-5pm
Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-1pm
Thursday 9am-7pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Sunday Closed

Longton library

Monday 9am-5pm
Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-1pm
Thursday 9am-7pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Sunday Closed

Lostock Hall library

Monday 9am-7pm
Tuesday 9am-1pm
Wednesday 9am-7pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Sunday Closed

Harris library – Preston

Monday 9am-5pm
Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-7pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 11am-4pm

Ribbleton library

Monday 9am-5pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9am-7pm
Thursday 9am-1pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Sunday Closed

Savick library

Monday 9am-5pm
Tuesday 9am-1pm
Wednesday 9am-7pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Sunday Closed

Sharoe Green library

Monday 9am-7pm
Tuesday 9am-1pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Sunday Closed

A spokeswoman for the county council said there was no update on Penwortham and Bamber Bridge libraries, which are due to transfer into community ownership, but they hoped to provide information on both of the libraries.

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