Hampshire County Council has reopened Totton Library following a major refurbishment, signalling a new chapter for the library and its customers.
The County Council’s Executive Member for Recreation and Heritage, Councillor Seán Woodward, said:
Totton Library is the latest branch where we’ve made a significant investment of £362,000 to make it a modern, vibrant facility for all of the community to come and enjoy. There are now two multi-functional community rooms allowing the library to be used more flexibly and attract a wider range of customers. I’d encourage everyone to come and have a look for themselves.
Also, the arrival of self-service kiosks is an exciting example of how modern technology will improve our customers’ experience, and free staff up to help customers in other ways.
Customers now walking through the doors will experience a modern look and feel to the library, thanks to the installation of new carpets, double glazed windows, a new boiler and updated furniture.
The works form part of the County Council’s Library Strategy which will help develop a sustainable and vibrant Library Service for the future – and a commitment to reinvest £500,000 a year, from the Book and Resources Fund, until 2020, into library buildings and technology.
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