Quirindi library users will need to adapt to some changes when the current building temporarily closes for upgrade work to commence.
The library is set to close on Wednesday, September 30, but a library office will be set up at the Home Support Services (HSS) building at the corner of Station and Dalley streets.
Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) mayor Andrew Hope said some library services would be available at the pop-up office, but there would be limited space.
"A COVID-19 safety plan will be in place and those wishing to avail themselves of these services will need to call the library on 6746 2350 to reserve a time to attend and carry out their business," Cr Hope said.
A public use computer will be available as will photocopying and scanning services.
"To borrow from the library, a click and collect system will be in place and again, library users will have to call the library to order books," he said.
"Alternatively you can go to the Central Norther Regional Library website https://www.cnl.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/HOME where you can order your selections or join the library.
"To support this system, home deliveries will, in many instances, be available for those who can't pick up their books from outside the HSS building. After books have been read they will be able to be returned at the entrance to the HSS office."
The mayor said there might be slightly longer delays in obtaining books "as the bulk of the library's assets will have to go into storage until the redevelopment is completed".
"This will result in the need for library staff to order them in from either Tamworth or Werris Creek libraries. You will be able to discuss the timeline for deliveries when you call the library to order your books," Cr Hope said.
"The packing up and removal of the library's books and other assets is a massive task that involves clearing the shelves and packing the books for storage in special boxes. This will be followed by physically moving the boxes and all shelving to Tamworth for storage.
"Excess computers and furniture will then be moved to storage. When this process is completed at the end of October, the library will be empty and ready for occupation by the building contractors."
The closure of the current library site means the closure of the public amenities.
Alternative facilities are available opposite the corner of George and Thomas streets in Quirindi.
This project is being undertaken following LPSC's success in obtaining $900,000 funding, comprising $200,000 through the NSW State Library, $350,000 through the federal government's Drought Communities Program and $350,000 through the state government's Stronger Country Communities Program.