New chapter for Highfields library

The countdown for the official opening of the new Highfields library is under way.

With the new facility opening on 19 September, Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) Environment and Community Committee Portfolio Lead Cr Tim McMahon said Council was in the process of relocating items from the existing location to the new facility.

“It’s exciting to see we are almost ready to open the new facility which will be home to a library, customer service centre and community meeting rooms,” Cr McMahon said.

“Our team is completing the final touches on the building and to ensure everything is ready to go on our first day, staff have begun moving resources.

“While the new facility won’t officially be open until 19 September, from Monday 5 September, residents will be able to borrow and return books from the new building, as well as access the public computers and free Wi-Fi.

“Although these services will be available from 5 September at the new library, some technology and facilities, including the community rooms, won’t be available for the initial period.

“The current library will close its doors on Monday 29 September 2022 to enable the remainder of the books and equipment to be moved to the new facility.

“We thank the community for their patience and cooperation during this process and hope they are as excited as we are about the new facility.”

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