New library hours to match needs of customers
  • Friday 09 May 2014

Opening hours at some of Sunshine Coast Council’s Library branches are changing to match the visiting patterns of their patrons.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said council recently reviewed the visiting patterns at all of the libraries across the region.

“Based on library usage figures we are adjusting the opening hours at Caloundra, Coolum, Kawana, Maroochydore and Nambour to better suit the needs of library regulars and visitors,” Cr McKay said.

“The changes start from Monday, May 26, and include an increase to the opening hours at Nambour, Caloundra and Kawana on Saturday afternoons.

“These three branches will remain open until 1pm instead of closing at midday and will give library users that extra time on a Saturday morning to visit the library to pick up great books to read or movies to watch over the weekend.

“Coolum library will be open to 3pm instead of 5pm on a Saturday as our research found that this library is very quiet after 3pm.

“We’ve also reviewed the Tuesday and Thursday evening opening times and found that after 7pm at Caloundra, Kawana, Maroochydore and Nambour the library use decreases, so these branches will close at 7pm from Monday, May 26.

“These changes do not affect Beerwah, Kenilworth and Maleny libraries and their opening hours will remain the same.

“Sunshine Coast Council libraries are some of the busiest in Queensland with more than 4,000 people visiting each day to access the diverse range of collections, services and activities.

“We are looking to match our opening hours to the profile and needs of our customers as we continue to deliver high quality library services in welcoming and vibrant community spaces.”

Visit council’s library website for details.