Sussex

Sussex libraries to become self-serving after revamp

  • 8 January 2011
  • From the section Sussex
Children reading in a library
The work includes introducing self-service facilities and improving the reception and display areas

Two libraries in East Sussex are to undergo a £95,000 revamp, a local authority has announced.

East Sussex County Council said it plans to upgrade facilities at Uckfield and Crowborough libraries.

The work includes introducing self-service facilities and improving the reception and display areas.

Councillor Bob Tidy, the lead member for community services, said the self-service facilities would free-up library staff for other duties.

He said: "We know from similar work at other libraries that people really appreciate these type of improvements and that the number of library users has increased as a consequence."

Both libraries will close while the work is carried out.

Uckfield will close on 31 January and reopen on 7 February, while Crowborough will close on 7 February and reopen on 14 February.

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