Crownhill Library next to be refurbished


Our Plan for Libraries takes a further step forward this month, with Crownhill Library the next to undergo refurbishment.

Investment includes a new meeting room complete with audio visual equipment, twice as many computers and a refreshed book stock. External and internal signage, including shelf guiding, will also be improved.

The library will close at 5pm on Saturday 20 January for works  to be carried out and re-open at 8.30am on Monday 12 February. There will be a pop-up library at Crownhill Methodist Church on Thursdays while the library is closed, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm (with a rhymetime at 2.15pm).

Devonport and Southway libraries have already been refurbished, with new meeting rooms and longer opening hours were introduced at all three libraries this week.

Councillor Glenn Jordan, Cabinet Member for Culture said: “I’m pleased these improvements are being carried out, meaning we can start to deliver on the proposals set out in the Plan for Libraries. Refurbishing libraries like Crownhill means they can host a wider range of activities and longer opening hours will make it easier for people to visit and take advantage of the wide range of services on offer.

The Plan for Libraries sets out proposals for the next three years and the steps we will take with our vision to ‘deliver modern services that inspire learning and creativity, improve health and wellbeing and support digital inclusion’.

New opening hours:

Crownhill Library
Monday: 8.30am to 6pm
Tuesday: 8.30am to 6pm
Wednesday: 8.30am to 6pm
Thursday: 8.30am to 8pm
Friday: 8.30am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Devonport Library
Monday: 8.30am to 6pm
Tuesday: 8.30am to 6pm
Wednesday: 8.30am to 6pm
Thursday: 2pm to 8pm
Friday: 8.30am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Southway Library
Monday: 8.30am to 6pm
Tuesday: 8.30am to 6pm
Wednesday: 8.30am to 6pm
Thursday: 8.30am to 8pm
Friday: 8.30am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed