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open+ sign up sessions at Bretton and Central Library

open+ is a new system which allows customers to use libraries outside staffed hours. We’re offering customers the chance to find out more about the system at some special sessions at Bretton and Central Libraries.

Come along during the following times and staff will be on hand to sign you up and explain how the system works:

Bretton Library – Wednesday 27th May – 9.30-1.30

Peterborough Central Library – Thursday 28th May – 9.30-2.00

Bretton Library – Friday 29th May – 9.30-1.30

You will be able to borrow and return items and use all the other library facilities during these times.

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Libraries closed for staff training – Monday 1st June

Due to essential staff training, all Peterborough Libraries will be closed between 9.00am and 2.00pm on Monday 1st June.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Your library opening hours changed on Friday 1st May 2015.

Libraries will be staffed for fewer hours, but will be available for longer with open+. This new technology has now been installed at Central and Dogsthorpe, with other sites due to follow soon. The website will be updated as each site goes live.

Click here for details of new opening times for all libraries

Click here for information about open+

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