Two libraries are launching off into the new year with the latest self-service systems.
Kiosks are being installed to enable people to issue and return their own books, DVDs, talking books and language courses.
The libraries will close for a short period to relocate stock, shelves and computers and install the new technology.
This is planned in Little Sutton from Saturday, January 23 when the library will close at 1pm, re-opening at 10am on Monday, February 1.
Weaverham Library will close at 1pm on Saturday, January 9 and re-open at 9.30am on Monday, January 18.
More room for visitors
Customers will be given an extended loan period to cover the closure.
Louise Gittins (Lab), cabinet member for culture, leisure and wellbeing, said: “Our new self-service technology will make it much quicker and easier to issue and return books and multimedia.
“Having self-service means we can reduce the size of the counter and have more room for the visitors to the library.”
For customers who might have concerns about the new arrangements she added: “Don’t worry, there will always be a member of staff on duty if you need assistance and to help with queries and browsing for books.”
Library facilities are available at other branches during the closure and customers can also access services 24/7 at www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/libraries and on 0845 148 0148.