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21 reviews so far
17/04/2013 02:48pmGeorge Gwilliam
i feel that the PC's that are in the Gosport discovery center are old and outdated and that Apple iMacs even a 2004 one is better than a 2013 windows 8.
Gosport Discovery Centre replies
Replacement of our existing IT, project "Go Online", will start to be rolled out across all Hampshire County Council Library sites this summer. The timetable has not been finalised so we do not know exactly when they will reach Gosport Discovery Centre. The new devices will be Windows based - as this is the system most people learn on and are familiar with, it is also the platform that the County Council uses, so it can be supported by our Hampshire County Council IT colleagues.
Thank you for raising this IT question with us and hopefully the update will be of interest to you.
24/04/2013 10:24amMrs N B Ward
I have just visited the refurbished Discovery Centre, and wonder what idiot decided to place the children's section on the first floor. Was there a feasibility study to determine how long it would take the many mothers and buggies to use the one lift for storytime, both for the start and end? I trust health and safety determined that all toddlers would have to pass a stairs safety course before being allowed access to the first floor! The extension to the cafe simply indicated the importance of income over safety and convenience. Another deterrent for youngsters to use the library!
Gosport Discovery Centre replies
The relocation of the children’s area is in response to increasing customer demand for children's books and the need for more space to accommodate them. Since 2011 there’s been a 7% rise in issues for children’s books and the move upstairs has made it possible to introduce an additional 4 bays of children’s stock and 2 kinder boxes. The Bookworm Café is extremely popular and demand during peak periods has left some people unable to be served. It is hoped that the expansion of the seating area will resolve this problem. We appreciate that families enjoy spending time at the café and an activity table and selection of children's books have been provided.
I was really surprised by the gosport discovery center, with its fresh design and bright colour was really inviting.
20/07/2012 12:17pmTony Heath
Gosport DC; an excellent, all round, community type centre. I like to think of it as "Library Plus", as apart from the 'central library' it really has something for everyone, of any age group, and various interests, tastes, and needs.
They have excellent facilities, including the Cafe, shop, the Public Computer network suite, and various courses and enjoyable events. Also the staff team are absolutely excellent, always polite and pleasant, very helpful, and usually very knowledgeable about various facilities and subjects.
They really seem to do everything they possibly can to promote the centre's various activities. In my view, it's the best amenity we have left in Gosport as well.
21/01/2012 12:01pmJohn B.
I'm very proud of this excellent facility in our town.
Apart from the obvious books to lend, there is also a great selection of CD's & DVD's and also more unusual things to borrow such as Ordnance Survey Maps (the Explorer Map series are brilliant for anyone who does any walking or outdoor activities).
The building itself is very airy and inviting and well laid out. If you ever happen to need help and advice the staff are very approachable, knowledgeable and friendly.
A great library, which I use almost every week.
20/12/2011 05:52amSteve Masters
The Discovery Centre is a wonderful space for reading, working, relaxing and learning. Bright and clean, well organised over four levels, there's lots of space.
18/05/2010 10:20amnathan deane
the discovery center is brill!
I was really surprised by the gosport discovery centre, with its fresh design and bright colours was really inviting.
Having chosen a couple of books to read i wanderd over to the coffee shop where i was greeted by a very pleasant lady who served me up home made chicken and leak soup which was delious'
well done to every one.
Maria Ellen C. Sindac
I'm just a visitor of your place and my stay only last on April 11,2009.Though its a short stay there,i admired and so amazed with the library's staffs and personnel.Also the way the elders were handled with extra care from the building entrance up to where they wanted to be in,especially in coffee and refreshing atmosphere of ground floor.I enjoyed my stay there for i fully had maximized valuable time in my reading and searching thru internet,and to add more the security officer who's patient is really remarkably above excellent,for he see to it that everything were in peace,order and CLEAN!MAGNIFICENT.....
The staff at Gosport Discovery Centre are helpful and approachable. Their knowledge is extensive and they are always happy to help. The book ordering facility is brilliant as my area of study requires a large number of books not stocked in Gosport.
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