A £500K project to develop Banchory Library and Museum will resume next month, meaning the building will be closed until next Spring.
Library services offered from the current location on Bridge Street will be transferred to Banchory Town Hall over the winter.
Progress on the project to transform the existing library and museum into a cultural and visitor centre, funded by the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund, was delayed by lockdown but work will restart in November.
Key aspects of the new facility will be vastly improved access between the two floors through the installation of a lift, together with a redesign of the building to allow it to deliver a far wider range of cultural services on both floors.
It will offer an enhanced library and museum service, with the capacity to showcase a wider selection of local artefacts on a permanent basis, focusing on telling Banchory’s story.
The current building will be closed from Monday, October 26 until March 31, 2021 to allow the work to take place, though a date has yet to be set for reopening of the museum element.
Click and Collect, Home Delivery, photocopying and PC access will be offered from Banchory Town Hall until the new library is available for community use, though the Click and Collect service will be unavailable from October 26 until November 9.
If you're short of reading material throughout this period, you can access Click and Collect slots at Aboyne Library from October 31 and Westhill Library from November 2.
Readers can also grab a book from our digital library here: Digital Library
If you need any further information our helpline staff are available on 01467 532929 (9am till 5pm, Monday to Friday)