The Lahti City Wellbeing and Leisure Committee has decided on Wednesday, March 22 that self-service hours in the Mukkula Library are only available in the mornings. The self-service hours are not available in the afternoons or evenings after the library has closed. The restriction is in effect until further notice. There have already been limited self-service hours in the Mukkula Library after December 16, 2022.
The self-service hours at Mukkula are available in the mornings before the normal service begins and on weekends until 15:00. On weekdays the library closes after normal service hours: on Mondays and Tuesdays at 19:00, on Wednesdays at 16:00, on Thursdays and Fridays at 15:00. The self-service hours begin every day at 6:00.
The decision to restrict the self-service hours is due to some customers behaving in an inappropriate manner, breaking library rules. There has been continual vandalism in the library, facilities have been damaged and big bunches of people have crowded the library spaces. This kind of behaviour is a threat to other customers and to the library building.
We are trying to find solutions to this situation through multidisciplinary collaboration.