Open Plus is coming to Cadishead Library

18th December 2018

We're committed to investing in new technology to improve access to our libraries for all our members. As part of our planned improvements to library services, we're excited to announce that we will soon be installing Open Plus at Cadishead Library.

You may remember from the information provided earlier this year that Open Plus is specialised technology that allows you to access our services independently, via a process of self service, when staff are not present. So customers will be able to take and return books, use computers and meet and relax in the library.

Cadishead Library will be closed from Monday 7 January for 3 weeks in order for us to complete necessary building works and install Open Plus.

Remember, during the closure, you’ll still be able to use our services at any of our other libraries across Salford. Check out the full list of all our libraries.

Update re the re-opening of the Library

Unfortunately there has been a delay. As a result, we are regrettably going to need to keep the library closed for another week, re-opening on Monday 4 February 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Timeline of Works

Monday 7 JanuaryCadishead Library is closed for work to begin
Monday 7 - Saturday 26 JanuaryBuilding work takes place to install Open Plus
Monday 28 JanuaryCadishead Library re-opens to the public
Monday 28 January - Saturday 2 FebruaryTesting period for Open Plus system
Monday 4 FebruaryOpen Plus in operation at Cadishead Library
Monday 4 February - Saturday 13 AprilLibrary opening hours increase and staff continue to be present for 39 hours each week. Open Days held to introduce members to the new system
Monday 15 April onwardsOpen Plus fully operational, with library staffed for 24 hours each week and library services available for 57 hours each week

More information will follow in January. If in the meantime you want to know more, just ask a member of staff for more details, email us at or call us on 0161 775 3457.

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