Boiler Update: Temporary Opening Hours

At the end of October, we updated you on the replacement of our boiler and unexpected delays which have meant the works are taking longer than was initially projected. We do have heat from temporary heaters and a supply of blankets but because our building is large and old, it is unfortunately still very cold.

Because we pride ourselves on our warm welcome and we care about the wellbeing of our staff and visitors, we have decided to alter our opening times in November and December. This will hopefully mean our spaces get a little longer to heat up and will give our staff the chance to work from alternative locations.

We will be open this Friday 15th November but from Monday 18th November we will now be closed on Mondays and Fridays and we will have reduced opening hours on Thursdays. We will be closed for the holidays from Saturday 21st December and will return to our regular opening hours when we reopen on Monday 6th January 2020.

Temporary Opening Hours

Our temporary opening times are:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9.30am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 5pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 5pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 12pm to 4pm
Sunday: Closed

Events, venue hires and meetings

We are currently working to ensure that all events go ahead without cancellation. We will be in touch with anyone who has booked tickets to an event should we have to make any changes but recommend you check our website before coming along to any GWL activities for the most up to date information, as some events are likely to change location.

Any confirmed venue hires or archive appointments will still go ahead, even if they fall on one of our closed days.

If you have a meeting with a GWL member of staff, please assume that it will go ahead unless they get in touch to change the date, time or location.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Library.

We thank everyone for their patience and support during this time. The new boiler system will be much more efficient than our 1990’s boiler and will help us to run a more cost effective space. If you’d like to support us during this time then remember you can always give a one off donation or sign up to become a Friend with a small monthly donation. We can’t wait to bring you a toasty warm GWL in the near future!

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