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Library cooler fails

Thursday, 9th January, 2020

Library Coordinator Tracy Fraser keeping cool in the right-hand section of the local library. PICTURE: Emily McInerney Library Coordinator Tracy Fraser keeping cool in the right-hand section of the local library. PICTURE: Emily McInerney

The adult section of Broken Hill’s library was temporarily closed after an air conditioner failed yesterday.

Library Coordinator Tracy Fraser said staff moved computers and extra books over to the other side of the library, where the air cooler was working.

People are still encouraged to head down to the library if they want to keep cool and enjoy some time out of the house.

“Like much of the city’s infrastructure, the library is quite old and in need of various repairs and replacements,” she said. 

“The adult area has been closed off for now, and a new air conditioner is expected to be installed by the end of the month.

“Staff can still retrieve books or items from the adult area on request, but it’s a bit too uncomfortable to have people sitting in there for prolonged periods.

“We apologise for the inconvenience and ask users to bear with us until the new unit is installed.”

Ms Fraser said the partial closure would restrict access to the public computers, and encouraged users to book one of the gaming computers in advance if they require computer access at specific times.

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