The Bristol Public Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, March 7-8, due to a scheduled upgrade to its library management system.
Both the Main Library and Avoca Branch will be closed. The library website also will unavailable those two days.
“This system is what provides our catalog, checkout system, and user verification for our public access computers,” library Director Jud Barry said in a written announcement of the closings. “These kinds of major upgrades are an occasional necessity with library management software.”
The library shares the use of the management system with a regional consortium that includes ETSU, Northeast State and the public libraries in Northeast Tennessee.
Barry clarified that the Main Library’s public meeting room would still be available for any meetings already scheduled, with entry through the meeting room entrance on the library’s upper level.
Library staff will use the days to train on the new software and attend an all-staff meeting.
Both branches will return to regular hours on Saturday.