WARWICK Library is getting a makeover.
And to enable the refurbishment work to take place, the library – based in Shire Hall – will be closed for almost a month. Doors will close at 5.30pm on Thursday April 27 and re-open on Tuesday May 30.
The improvements will include a new sensory area to encourage library use by children and adults with additional needs, relocating the children’s area to provide additional space and creating a lighter, more welcoming space with an improved customer flow.
Warwickshire County Council spokesman Rob Powell said: “We hope our customers will bear with us while we close the library for a short period to enable the refurbishment work to take place. The current library has served us well for over ten years, and this work will enable us to make improvements to the library that will offer an improved and more accessible experience for our customers of all ages for years to come.”
Customers will still be able to browse newspapers and use the computer and printing facilities in the Shire Hall meet and greet area, which will be unaffected by the refurbishment work.
Loan dates will be extended on items borrowed in the run up to the closure. Books can still be returned to Shire Hall while the work is underway, with a drop box available in the foyer area. There will be a minimum of four visits by the mobile library near to Shire Hall while the library is closed.
And a full range of library services will be available at Leamington and Kenilworth libraries.