A new public library in Boston is expected to open its doors to testing in the coming weeks.
The Boston Public Library will open its new testing library, the Cambridge Public Library, on Dec. 30.
The library’s new testing room will be called the Test Center, and it will be open 24 hours a day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week.
It will have a “district-based” layout, which means the library will offer access to testing only to students in the districts of the building where the building is located.
The library’s website describes the library as being “designed to help students get their feet wet in an exciting new discipline.”
In the fall, the library began a program to give students free books, snacks, and other educational resources during the holidays, including a book club that has now expanded to include a book-sorting club.
The new testing facility is expected the to be open for use for up to 20 weeks a year, and to be staffed by more than 1,000 people.
The test center will be part of the library’s “learning hub,” which will also include a “learn to code” space, a virtual library, and a video-sharing website, The Boston Globe reports.