WOODLEY LIBRARY IMPROVEMENTS AND TEMPORARY CLOSURE
After more than 30 years serving local residents, Wokingham Borough Council’s Woodley Library is getting a face-lift. The library, based in Headley Road, is due to undergo building works this autumn as part of the council’s commitment to providing quality community services for its residents.
The work includes relocating and replacing the entrance doors, replacing the glass frontage of the building, improving the heating system and replacing some of the furniture. Following the renovations, there will be more flexibility in how the space in the library can be used, allowing a wider range of activities and improved comfort to those using the space.
It will not be possible to keep the library open whilst the works are being carried out. It is expected that it will be closed from mid-September for approximately six weeks.
During the closure, people will still be able to access online library services such as e-books and e-audios. For those who would like to visit in person, the council’s other locations are open. Details can be found on the council’s website at: www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/. For customers who wish to use the library on Sunday, Lower Earley site will be open whilst the works are ongoing.
Woodley residents will also be able to return library books to the Oakwood Centre during the refurbishments. A table will be set up in reception from 16 September to 25 October. Monday: 09.00-13.00 Tuesday-Friday: 09.00-16.30. Please note this is a returns only service.
“I’m pleased the Council is able to continue its programme of investment in our libraries as a clear demonstration of the value they provide our residents. We are very lucky to have such great library services across the borough and this is something we will continue to improve.” said Cllr Parry Batth, executive member for environment and leisure.
“The Woodley Library is over 30 years old, so it is expected that from time to time we will need to give it a bit of a facelift and where possible make some improvements. It’s our intention to make this process as painless as possible for users and I would urge anyone who has any questions or concerns about the temporary closure to contact the library staff so they can advise.”