Durham County Council is refurbishing Murton Library later this month. 

The work is required as part of general repairs and maintenance to keep the library building in good condition, and will include the installation of a new roof.

In order for the work to be carried out, the library will close at 12.30pm on Saturday 17 October. The work should take around five weeks to complete.

The proposed works couldn’t go ahead during the COVID-19 closure period as necessary checks to inform design and scope of the building project weren’t in place when lockdown began. All efforts are being made to minimise disruption to the staff and users of the library, however, due to the nature of work proposed the building will need to close during the maintenance contract period.

Library services remain available at nearby libraries including Seaham, Easington Colliery and Peterlee. E-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, e-newspapers and e-comics can be accessed free of charge via online Library services.

No fines for the late return of books will be issued while Murton Library is closed.

For further information about library services please visit www.durham.gov.uk/libraries

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