In these days of cuts, lots of libraries may be facing their final days. Wanstead’s too is closing – but just for six weeks as of Monday [20 December] to allow self-service tills to be installed. As Wansteadium previously reported, there are some benefits here – but most explicitly that they will allow the rather outdated practice of closing on Wednesdays to become a thing of the past.
And the prospect of whole hosts of books becoming overdue while the library was shut has been averted – all books are being stamped with a return date of 4 February – double the normal time.[Post footer]