CHANGES currently underway at Christchurch Library may now also include a new CCTV system.

The building has been closed since mid-July for changes to take place and is expected to be re-opened by the end of August.

The service has now applied for planning consent for a new security camera system to cover all public areas. The application says the cameras will also include a door access systems with the new units being small and discrete.

The current closure will create space in the library for BCP Council Customer Services which will mean residents being able to access a range of services in a variety of ways, including being able to register a birth, apply for a blue badge or have an appointment with a housing officer.

The council says some services will be based in the building and others will be accessed digitally using public computers and Wi-Fi.

Private meeting rooms will also be available that advisers can book for customer appointments.

The library service at Christchurch is currently running an order and collect service while the town library is closed for the building work and the Home Library Service will continue doorstep deliveries to clients.

Borrowing or returning books, study, and use public computers are available at other BCP Council libraries during the closure.