HAMPSHIRE Library Service is due to have a systems upgrade and as a result there will be a restricted service from after closing time on Saturday, January 25 until Thursday, January 30.

During this time customers are welcome to borrow books and other items, use wi-fi, access the internet, attend story or rhyme time or any other event, performance or learning session.

However, visitors will be unable to check their loans or any information on their library card, pay any fines or hire charges or access the online services such as the catalogue, make a reservation or borrow an e-book.

In order to reduce the demand on issuing and returning books and other items from your local library, anything borrowed before this period will not be due for return until after January 30.