Logan Central Library to temporarily close

Published: 23 June 2017

Logan Central Library to temporarily close

A temporary closure of Logan Central Library will take place from 1 July to fully replace the building’s leaky roof.

Logan City Council Sport and Community Services Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said the Wilbur St library would be temporarily closed between 1 July and 30 September this year to complete the $1.2 million project.

“This closure of the building is necessary to allow the replacement of the full roof of the 25-year-old building,” Cr Swenson said.

“Due to the scope of the work the whole site must be closed so the project can be completed.

“This disruption is unavoidable and necessary to protect the library resources and building from further wet weather damage.”

Councillor Swenson said Council had occupied the building since 2011, which was home to Logan Central Library and a variety of other services including the library’s local studies area, book shop, and one of Council’s immunisation clinics.

The community meeting rooms for hire and the leased community office spaces in the building will also be unavailable while the roof is replaced.

Councillor Swenson said the Logan Central Library was well-loved and used by all age groups.

“This branch is open six days a week (Monday to Saturday) and visited by up to 1,500 people per day,” he said.

“We intend to leave the library open until the last possible moment before the roof restoration project commences to minimise the inconvenience to patrons as much as possible.”

During the temporary closure of Logan Central Library, Logan City Council Libraries is committed to providing the Logan Central community with access to library services.

Logan City Council Libraries will continue to provide core library services through:
o The provision of a shuttle bus service Monday to Friday between Logan Central (Rhea St) and Marsden Library (Chambers Flat Rd) for use by library customers. The shuttle will run from 9am to noon and 1pm to 3pm, Monday to Friday.
o Delivery of library programs at the Logan Art Gallery including story time and after-school programs
o Provision of a book return facility at the Logan Art Gallery
o Increased public computers at Marsden and Beenleigh libraries
o Increased collections at Marsden Library
o Access to the Home Library Service
o Availability of the Local Heritage Specialist and local studies collection at Marsden Library
o Increased staff numbers at all library locations
o Ongoing access to the range of online services available, including renewals and holds, through the Logan City Council Libraries website

Library customers are also encouraged to take advantage of Logan's unique drive-through service at Logan Hyperdome Library where they can collect reserved items without having to leave their car.

Councillor Swenson said the immunisation clinic was now operating from council’s Administration Centre.

He said all Logan Central Library staff would relocate to Council's other libraries to assist with the extra patrons expected to visit.

“These staff will return to the Logan Central Library once the roof is repaired.

“High use items from the Logan Central Library collection also would be relocated to other libraries, where space permits.

“What cannot be relocated will be wrapped in protective plastic sheeting and stored on site.

“Online services will not affected by the closure and borrowers can still access e-books, magazines, audio-books and music as well as online learning tools.”

Anyone wanting further information about the temporary closure of Logan Central Library, including information about the library shuttle service and library events at the Logan Art Gallery, can phone any Logan City Council Library or visit the library website: http://loglib.org/lc