Lift upgrade

The Central Library closed temporarily for two weeks from Sunday 17 October to allow for an upgrade of the passenger lift. Work on the upgrade is ongoing, but the library is now open to staff again and open for Click & Collect.

A pop-up library will operate out of Level 1 of Central Library from Monday 22 November. While the pop-up library will mean you can only browse Level 1 of the branch, all collection items are accessible – just have a chat with one of our friendly team members.

The Central Library was closed for demolition work on lifts which had excessive noise levels. We are closed the library as prolonged exposure to hazardous noise levels can have a negative impact on the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers.

The passenger lift will not be available when Central Library re-opens to the public after the closure, as the closing period covered the demolition phase of the renewal work only. With work on the lift underway, it is unsafe to open all floors of this library.

However, a pop-up library will operate out of Level 1 of Central Library from Monday 22 November. While the pop-up library will mean you can only browse Level 1 of the branch, all collection items are accessible – just have a chat with one of our friendly team members.

The lift is outdated and needs to be replaced. This renewal will enhance the lift's operation, reliability, and accessibility.