Library to open in a month

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF OLD LIBRARY NEEDED

MARIA PEPPER

The new library in Wexford town is set to open in mid-to-late November.
The new library in Wexford town is set to open in mid-to-late November.

WEXFORD'S NEW landmark library building will open its glass doors to the public in a month.

The state-of-the-art library won't be ready in time for Wexford Festival Opera but will open in 'mid-to-late November', a Council spokesman confirmed this week.

Construction work has been completed but it will take a number of weeks for furniture, fittings and technology to be installed.

The NBA-designed building which makes extensive use of glass, is set over three floors adjacent to the old Town Wall in Mallin Street.

All the main library services overlook the historic wall, allowing the public to view it from different angles.

The top floor is being reserved for education, research and reference facilities.

The location of the library will add to the town's cultural quarter with Wexford Opera House and Wexford Arts Centre on either side.

There will be an interruption in service to facilitate the move from the existing library in McCauley's car park.

The Council spokesman said the old libary will close for a short time during the transfer.

'We hope to limit it to the best of our ability,' he said, adding that regular users of the library will be given advance notice of the temporary closure.

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