Kalamunda Library checks out for maintenance

The library will re-open as soon as the work has been completed. Photo: Martin Keneally d445787
The library will re-open as soon as the work has been completed. Photo: Martin Keneally d445787

KALAMUNDA Library is closed for month-long maintenance and improvement works.

The oldest library in the shire – construction of its current location was completed in April 1963 – it requires a ceiling replacement, recarpeting and painting.

Over the years the library has steadily grown in size and services, with the most recent major update the installation of the large stained-glass window in February 1988.

Library patrons are encouraged to access library facilities at the Shire’s other three locations in Lesmurdie, High Wycombe and Forrestfield. Loan item returns can be made at the Kalamunda library via the after-hours chute near the front entrance.

Members can also renew items online via the website, as well as access e-books and magazines.

Full library services will recommence in early December.

Shire chief executive Rhonda Hardy said improvements and refurbishment of the library were to be undertaken in the next financial year, but staff noticed an issue with the ceiling last week, and upon further inspection it was determined the ceiling needed urgent replacement.

The Shire decided to bring forward other planned works while the ceiling is replaced.

The Books on Wheels service for residents physically unable to visit the library will operate as normal.