Sussex libraries to become self-serving after revamp
- 8 January 2011
- From the section Sussex
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.