Mudgeeraba Library will close its doors forever in January and merge its services with the larger, nearby Robina Library.
The decision was finalised at the most recent Council meeting following a review by the City of Gold Coast’s Community Services Committee.
The Mudgeeraba Library has been operating out of the Old Post Office Heritage Centre in Railway Street since 2004. But with only 1400 registered members and an average of just over 40 people visiting the library each day, the City of Gold Coast says keeping it open isn’t viable.
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It adds that a large number of these customers use other Gold Coast libraries for borrowing and programs. In fact, data shows only 73 locals borrowed exclusively from Mudgeeraba Library.
In its report, the Community Services Committee says the merger with Robina Library will “improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Library network and free up additional public space for community groups and programs.”
The move will also allow the Heritage Centre to be better utilised for other community groups and programs – including possibly expanding the Gold Coast TechSpace (a learning and pre-incubator for promoting technology skills and innovation on the Gold Coast).
The Mudgeeraba Library will officially close on Wednesday 25 January 2017.