New Tech Keeps Worcestershire Council Library Open After Hours
Worcestershire’s libraries develop new approaches to work around residents’ busy lives.
13:39 20 June 2022
Worcestershire’s libraries have introduced new approaches to provide more flexibility to their customers by working around their busy lifestyles.
The city council has formally introduced its new service called Libraries Unlocked which aims to keep libraries open longer. From today, customers at Droitwich Library and Stourport Library are allowed to visit outside of normal opening hours, even when staff are not present.
Councillor Marcus Hart, cabinet member for Communities at Worcestershire County Council, said: “Libraries are at the heart of our communities across Worcestershire, and I’m very pleased that we’re developing new approaches that work around our residents’ busy lives.
“Change is not a new concept for our libraries which, over the last decade, have introduced self-service technology, established libraries as community service hubs, opened The Hive, co-located with new service partners, developed new learning, health and wellbeing and business support offers, introduced e resources and online library services and increased the support offers from volunteers.
“Libraries are talking to local partners to get the best community use out of the new ‘Libraries Unlocked’ offer.”