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Structural issues forced the immediate closure of the Midland library in July with services moved to nearby temporary locations in the town centre.

Midland library closed for repairs

By Claire Ottaviano

MIDLAND Library services have been forced to temporarily relocate due to structural issues in the building’s roof.

City of Swan chief executive Jeremy Edwards said the library closed in July after a failure of the roof trusses.

“For the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff, Midland Public Library was closed as quickly as possible,” he said.

Since the closure, a pop-up library operating out of the Midland Town Hall has offered a small collection of books, computer access and reading spaces.

This will relocate to a larger premises at 11 The Avenue, opening on October 21, to house a larger collection.

Mr Edwards said no community groups or activities had been impacted with scheduled library events and activities continuing in the Old Midland Courthouse at 29 Helena Street.

“Our fantastic library services in Midland haven’t gone anywhere, and I encourage our community to come and check out our exciting new space when it opens,” he said.

“In addition, our library services continue to be available online, 24/7.

“We also encourage our community to connect with us on Facebook.”

The City is currently in the process of engaging a contractor for repairs.

An estimate of the cost of repairs will be known when that process is finished.

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