New opening times for local libraries are announced

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Many libraries across Northern Ireland will be operating new patterns of opening hours from Monday 2 November.

In May of this year, the Libraries NI Board agreed the policy for library opening hours and the new total weekly hours were then announced to customers.

Customers across the network of 98 public libraries were then consulted, at a local level, to identify and agree the most suitable pattern of opening hours for each library.

The consultation has now been completed and the new weekly timetables are as follows:

Banbridge will be open Monday 9:30am - 5:00pm, Tuesday 12:00pm - 8:00pm, Wednesday 9:30am - 5:00pm, Thursday 9:30am - 5:00pm,

Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm and Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm.

Dromore will be open Tuesday 12:00pm - 8:00pm, Wednesday 10:00am - 1:00pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm, Thursday 10:00am - 1:00pm, Friday

10:00am - 1:00pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm while it will be closed on Mondays.

Rathfriland will be closed on Mondays and Thursdays and open on Tuesday 2:00pm - 8:00pm, Wednesday 10:00am - 1:00pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm, Friday 10:00am - 1:00pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm.