The Murrieta Public Library will open two hours earlier on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning in the new year, and two less hours on Fridays and Saturdays.
The revised hours are in direct response to patron usage patterns and to improve access, the Library announced Monday, in a news release.
Effective Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, the Library's revised operating hours will be:
Mondays and Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays: noon to 5 p.m.
Currently, the Library opens at noon on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays.
“This change does not affect the total number of operating hours,” said Library Director Loretta McKinney. “In fact, library staff have always wanted to open on Monday and Tuesday mornings since those two days have the most patronage. With Friday and Saturday mornings being so slow, it makes more sense to shift the hours from the latter end to the beginning of the week."
Further, McKinney said with the new catalog database and new library web page, patrons have 24/7 access to their accounts and up-to-date resources.
"The changes in hours, coupled with the online access will really improve the community’s ability to utilize the library to the fullest," McKinney said.
The Library also advised recently that it will be closed certain dates during the upcoming holidays.
Visit the Murrieta Public Library at 8 Town Square (Adams Avenue and Kalmia Street). For more information, call 951-304-BOOK (2665) or visit the Library’s web page at Murrietalibrary.info.