3 October 2018

Dickson Library to partially reopen after asbestos removal

| Lachlan Roberts
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A photo of Dickson Library rectification work from earlier in the year.

The Dickson Library will provide most of their services to the public from today (4 October) after a week-long closure to remove asbestos.

The ACT Government said the asbestos recently found in the inactive bathrooms in the subfloor has been safely removed and as a result, the library will partially open to provide locals with limited access to library services.

From today, Canberrans will be able to pick up requests, borrow and return books from a limited collection, use public computers and access newspapers and other resources at the Dickson Library during normal operating hours. The external return chutes will also be operational at this time.

A large section of the library will not be accessible to the public and will be boarded up to allow other works to safely continue after damage from the deluge which caused major flooding in north Canberra earlier in the year.

The statement said the rectification works can be safely completed while the library is open for partial use.

It is unknown when these remaining works will be completed, however Libraries ACT estimate a full reopening in November 2018.

The ACT Government apologises for the inconvenience the temporary closure of the Dickson Library has caused.

For enquiries about the library, phone 6205 9000 or visit the library website.

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