Work is underway to refurbish Aylesbury Library
Work to create an updated modern library for Aylesbury will start during August. Thebuilding on Walton Street is being completely refurbished, bringing the reference library and lending library under the same roof, also introducing a number of fantastic new and modern facilities fit for the 21st Century.
The new dementia-friendly, modern library design will have a completely new layout and will include:
- Improved online facilities with better wifi and power for customers using their own devices
- New self-service technology
- A new ‘teenage’ area plus a new flexible meeting space in the lending library for group study
- New meeting rooms and modernised toilets and a new baby-changing area
- A modernised children’s area, complete with a colourful new sensory wall
- Longer opening hours
Read more about this work at:news story.
Will there be a lending library service in Aylesbury while the work takes place?
Yes! The lending library will operate out of Aylesbury Study Centre over the Summer and into the Autumn until the refurbishment is finished. However Aylesbury Study Centre will close for a long weekend to allow the move to take place.
Aylesbury Library will be closing for refurbishment at 2pm on Thursday 9th August. There will be no library service in Aylesbury after that until 9.30am on the following Tuesday, 14th August, while we decamp to our temporary location in Aylesbury Study Centre.
How do I get to Aylesbury Study Centre?
Aylesbury Study Centre is close by, on the first floor above the main reception in County Hall, and is accessible step-free from Friars Square or via the staircase to the right of reception in County Hall in Walton Street.
How long will the work take?
The work is likely to take around 3 months and involves comprehensive change to the building creating a new, modern library with a number of new facilities.
What will the new opening hours be?
Our new extended opening hours from Tuesday 14th August are:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.30am – 5pm
Tuesday: 9.30am – 7pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 4pm
If you want to follow progress as the new library develops why not follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AylesburyLibraries/ or check back at this blog for updates over the summer.