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New Lynn Library Gets an Upgrade


After being closed for three weeks for an upgrade designed to improve customers’ experience, the New Lynn library is open and back in business.

The refurbishment has created more space for study, reading, using personal digital devices, library computers and for participating in library events and school holiday programmes.

There’s new carpet, paint and a new, smaller and more customer-friendly service desk, together with redesigned lighting to further enhance the sense of space.

The layout of the collection has also been re-organised and includes a new separate crime fiction section that acknowledges the fact that crime is the most popular fiction genre in the library.

The new computer section layout has more places for people to bring their own devices and lots more plugs to charge devices.

The children’s area features a new reading tree, which will be a focal point for parents and children, a place to gather and
read together.

Whau Local Board Chair Catherine Farmer welcomed the upgrade saying that the board supports libraries by funding
expanded opening hours.