New library hours are announced

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As a result of budget cuts, Libraries NI has announced temporary changes to library opening hours across Northern Ireland.

From Monday, November 3, opening hours in a number of libraries have been reduced or will operate with a different pattern.

The temporary reduction in opening hours is one of the measures that has been implemented to make £1.4 million of savings by March 2015 as a result of the Libraries NI budget being cut by 4.4%.

Local libraries affected include:

Brownlow Library hours are as follows: Monday 10am–5pm; Tuesday 1pm–7pm; Wednesday 10am–5pm; Thursday 10am–5pm; Friday 10am–4pm and Saturday 10am–4pm.

Lurgan Library hours are: Monday 9am–5pm; Tuesday 9am- 8pm Wednesday 9am– 5pm; Thursday 9am–5pm; Friday 9am–5pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.

Portadown Library hours are: Monday 10am–5pm: Tuesday 10am–5pm; Wednesday 10am–8pm; Thursday 10am-5pm; Friday 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–5pm.

Every effort will be made to adhere to the published temporary opening hours. However, temporary ad hoc closures or changes to opening hours may occur. Advance notice will be given where possible.