St Albans library will close and offer reduced service while undergoing revamp

PUBLISHED: 13:36 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:36 03 September 2018

Hertfordshire County Council cabinet member for libraries councillor Terry Douris. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hertfordshire County Council cabinet member for libraries councillor Terry Douris. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Services at St Albans Library will be cut back while the space is refurbished with better facilities and a new look.

Herts county council (HCC) are creating a brand new library with more room for reading, a book-able meeting room, better Wi-Fi, and a new creative space for users to learn a new skill or revisit a past one.

No-one will be able to access the books for a full week from September 10.

A reduced service will then run for 22 weeks until December, when there will be a second full closure, followed by another period of reduced access until the end of the works in early 2019.

HCC cabinet member for libraries, Terry Douris, said: “We appreciate users’ patience while this work is carried out. We are extremely proud of our libraries and St Albans Library is one of our most popular and well used. The work that we are carrying out will provide a wide range of services and facilities and I‘m sure that the improvements to the library will create an exciting flexible space for the benefit of all.”


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