New-look Crownhill Library now open


Libraries Service Manager Mandy Macdonald, Council Leader and local ward councillor Ian Bowyer, Cabinet Member for Culture Councillor Glenn Jordan and local ward councillor Lynda Bowyer opening the new-look Crownhill Library

Left to right: Libraries Service Manager Mandy Macdonald, Council Leader Ian Bowyer, Cabinet Member for Culture Councillor Glenn Jordan and local ward councillor Lynda Bowyer

Crownhill Library has re-opened today following a three-week refurbishment.

It’s the third to undergo an upgrade as part of our Plan for Libraries, with Devonport and Southway having been refurbished in the autumn.

It now boasts a brand new meeting room, complete with audio visual equipment, twice as many computers and a refreshed book stock. External and internal signage, including shelf guiding, have also been improved.

Council Leader and local ward councillor Ian Bowyer said: “Investing in improvements at Crownhill, Devonport and Southway libraries and extending their opening hours makes it easier for people to enjoy the wide range of services they offer. It also means they can host a wider range of activities and enables us to start delivering on the proposals set out in the Plan for Libraries.”

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

Inside the newly refurbished Crownhill LibraryThe investment at Crownhill, Devonport and Southway libraries completes the initial phase of the plan, with the next exciting step being the demolition and rebuild of the library in St Budeaux. More details on this will be announced in the coming weeks.

New opening hours at 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