A temporary Click and Collect service will operate whilst building work takes place.
Boston Library is based in the County Hall building in the town centre. The private owner of the building is carrying out extensive work over the coming months to turn a large part of the building into a hotel.
As part of these works, the area occupied by the library needs to be made stand-alone, to separate it internally from the hotel.
This work will include:
- creating a new dedicated entrance for the library on Bank Street, near Tates Fish and Chips and Argos
- sealing up other entrances into the library from the building’s main entrance and foyer
- installing a new separate fire alarm system
- fitting double glazing to the library atrium to improve energy efficiency
- installing new energy efficient LED lighting
Inside, the layout of the library will be changed to improve the flow around the site from the new entrance.
Due to the scale of the works, Boston Library will need to close from Monday 17 April. It will reopen via its new entrance on Monday 22 May.
During the closure, we will operate a Click and Collect service from a cabin in the building’s car park. Readers can reserve items for collection via the library services website as usual. We also hope to offer a basic printing service, and a public access computer.
The temporary library cabin will be open during the usual opening hours.
Louise Egan, library client lead at Lincolnshire County Council, said:
“Whilst readers in Boston will still be able to Click and Collect the books they want, they won’t be able to browse the shelves in the same way whilst work takes place on the library. With that in mind, in the run up to the building’s closure, we’re encouraging library members to stock-up, and allowing them to borrow more than the standard loan allowance to make sure they have plenty to keep them going during the closure period.
“Due dates for items loaned from Boston Library will be extended, so members also don’t need to worry about not being able to return their books.”
You can browse the library catalogue, reserve or renew books, and keep up to date with future events and activities at Boston Library by visiting www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/libraries-boston.