Customers are reminded that revised opening hours for the city's libraries are being introduced from today (Monday 31 March, 2014).

Bilston, Warstones and Wednesfield libraries will be staffed for 35 hours per week, Finchfield and Tettenhall libraries for 30 hours per week and Ashmore Park, Pendeford and Penn libraries for 24 hours per week. Long Knowle, East Park, Low Hill, Spring Vale and Whitmore Reans libraries will be staffed for 15 hours per week.

Blakenhall Library, which is part of Blakenhall Community and Healthy Living Centre, will become self service and open at the same times as the centre itself. Collingwood Library at Broadway Gardens continues to operate for 15 hours per week.

The main Central Library, which accounts for around half of all library visits in Wolverhampton, will continue to open 56 hours per week.

The changes have been brought about as Wolverhampton City Council attempts to save £123 million over the next 5 years.

The new opening hours for each library can be found here at Type=links;Linkid=3223;Title=Library opening hours;Target=_blank;

  • released: Monday 31 March, 2014