WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Renovations to the heating and ventilating systems that began Monday will close several departments within the Westborough Library early this week.
Contractors will be on-site to open ceilings in certain parts of the library, making those areas unsafe for the public, said library director Maureen Ambrosino.
"We just need to be out of their way and out of those areas," said Ambrosino, noting that short closures were expected. "We were hoping that we would have some notice so we could get the word out, but that didn't really happen here."
The children's room on the first floor of the library will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 18 and Wednesday, Sept. 19. They will reopen on Wednesday. The main floor adult area, circulation desk, teen room and reading room will remain available, according to a library statement.
The main floor adult area will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 20 and Friday, Sept. 21. There will be no access to computers, books or materials during this time, according to the statement. Wi-Fi will remain operational.
Ambrosino said it is difficult to know if there will be any future closings, but the goal is to keep the library accessible and inform the public about closings as early as possible. She said the contractors have tweaked their initial plans, and the closings this week will be beneficial.
The contractors “were able to tweak their plans and work around some things, so we could still be open even though it's with limited access," Ambrosino said.