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Lymington Library to stay open for an extra day after extensive refurbishment

Monday, 03 March 2014

Lymington Library will now stay open for a total of 7 hours longer having benefitted from an extensive refurbishment.

The library reopened to customers on Thursday 27 February after seven weeks of refurbishment, and now offers access to modern, bright and welcoming facilities that will meet people's needs in future.

The installation of self service kiosks frees up staff time to help customers with their enquiries and enables the staff to work more flexibly and open the library for longer hours.

Hampshire County Council's Executive Member for Culture and Recreation, Councillor Keith Chapman, said: "Lymington Library is a key part of Hampshire's Library Service which is why we have invested £175,000 in improving facilities for customers and establishing it as a real community hub. As part of the works the Register Office, which shares the library building, has also been redecorated. Hampshire has one of the largest library services in the whole of the UK and offers so much more than many people realise. Libraries and Discovery Centres are a great resource for local residents, not only as a place to read, but also as a platform for encouraging knowledge, creativity and socialising.

"As people's needs evolve, so will our Library Service, so that we are continuing to bring new and improved services to everyone in Hampshire."

Library card holders can also reserve and borrow books online as well download e-books and use the online reference resources on the library website.

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