Gordon library will be closing for eight to twelve weeks from the end of July to undergo a complete refurbishment.
The library is getting a fresh new look, with new carpet, paint and the incorporation of interactive artworks. There will also be new study rooms, more community space, a revamped kids area and an upgrade of the youth study area.
Gordon Library is a popular venue for HSC students, so the timing of the refurbishment won’t suit everyone. However Gordon librarian, Lynne Ruff, said there would never be an ideal time to complete such a big project.
“The HSC students are only one small part of our clientele – we cater for everyone from babies to seniors, so no matter what time we close it would affect one large group.”
While the library is closed a small amount of services will be available in the Old Gordon School Building next to the library.
Ms Ruff said: “There will be a study space for the large contingency of HSC students.”
The HSC collection of books will also be moved to this venue, where students will be able to borrow them for four-hour periods.
Ms Ruff said other libraries in the area might also open for extended periods of time during Gordon’s closure.
She said some HSC students have expressed concern about the closure, however local schools and students have been kept informed.
“I think they’ve been alright, we’ve had a few queries, but we’ve consulted with them and given them lots of info about what’s happening.”