Kingstanding Library has had to be closed from Friday to the present time due to a failure of both the roller shutters and the automatic door at the entrance to the library. Staff had managed to gain access to the rear of the library through the flats entrance, and then through the fire door which leads to the library from the foyer to the flats. Since the flats entrance is a private access security locked door this is not an entrance that the general public can use. The library is still closed to the public, and staff are working at other libraries, apart from the single member of staff on site to let the engineer in and to deal with the public calls, etc.
Staff are at present waiting for an electrician to arrive to progress repairs so that it may open as soon as possible.It looks like the fault may be more serious than first thought.