Lockswood Library’s new look revealed

A more modern and versatile space – that’s what customers of Lockswood Library can now experience thanks to a £30,000 refurbishment by Hampshire County Council

Feb 12 2019

The County Council’s Executive Member for Recreation and Heritage, Councillor Seán Woodward, said: “Residents in the Lockswood area are set to benefit from some exciting improvements at the library.  
“Customers can now quickly and easily borrow, renew and return items thanks to the installation of self-service technology kiosks. This frees up our skilled staff to focus on helping with more complex queries. 
“Alongside the arrival of the latest technology, we’ve updated the facilities with fresh decoration and new carpets. 
“We’re committed to ensuring our libraries keep pace with the needs of customers, and continue to thrive as popular venues for learning, study and community activities. We’re working hard to transform many library interiors so that the spaces can be used in the most broad and flexible ways, including children’s activities, events and interest groups.” 
Lockswood Library reopens today (12 February). Customers can now take advantage of: 
A brighter environment and better layout 
Self-service technology kiosks to quickly and easily borrow and return items 
New mobile shelving so the space can be used flexibly for children’s activities, events and learning 
New furniture 
This investment in Lockswood Library forms part of the Library Service’s Strategy to 2020 and a commitment to reinvest £500,000 a year, from the Development Fund, until 2019, into library buildings and technology.