Modernization of Albany Creek Library Is Already Underway

Photo credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council/www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au

Albany Creek Library will get a revamp to provide the community with contemporary spaces that “connect, inspire, and engage.”

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On 12 November, the Albany Creek Library will be closed to give way to the completion of refurbishment works. Construction works that will include modernising the library interior to “improve access to spaces and create an open, welcoming ambience that improves the customer experience, and to provide modern, compliant and pleasant bathroom facilities”, are scheduled and will be carried out by Chapcon Building Services Pty Ltd.

Moreton Bay Regional Council is investing more than $368,000 to upgrade the Albany Creek Library located at 16 Ferguson Street.

“Public libraries are lifeblood to learning, promoting reading, nurturing and knowledge so it’s important the community has the chance to experience these opportunities in a comfortable and relaxed environment,” Councillor for Division 9 Mike Charlton said on his announcement last June.

“In the past year the Albany Creek Library has welcomed more than 100,000 residents and visitors through its door.

“I know the community along with local groups will be really excited to see this space come to life with a fresh look,” Cr Charlton said.

Photo credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council/www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au

Albany Creek Library is scheduled to reopen on 17 December. Once construction works are completed, the revitalized Albany Creek Library promises its visitors to have:

  • More ways to use the library services and collections, including roving library assistance and RFID Smart Shelving to make returning of items faster and simpler.
  • Cosy benches and booths with power and WiFi throughout the facility.
  • Engaging space that will connect visitors to Albany Creek’s unique environment, complete with a new children’s space, special study zones, and new furniture.
  • New informal lounge areas, comfy chairs and coffee tables.

Items that were loaned will not be due for return whilst the library is closed for renovation. However, loaned items can still be returned via the Albany Creek after-hours returns chute or to any of the other Moreton Bay region library branches.

Albany Creek Library | 16 Ferguson St, Albany Creek, Queensland