Stubbington Library debuts its modern look following refurbishment

Stubbington Library has reopened its doors revealing new and improved facilities, following a refurbishment worth more than £22,000 by Hampshire County Council

Nov 20 2018

 The County Council’s Executive Member for Recreation and Heritage, Councillor Seán Woodward, said: “We’re really pleased to show the Stubbington community how we’ve changed the library’s interior to enable the space to be used in a variety of ways; for activities that are accessible to customers of all ages, for enjoyment, social interaction and learning.”

The library now has a modern customer helpdesk, which has enabled us to free up space, and introduce self service kiosks, enabling customers to borrow, renew and return items quickly and easily.

Councillor Woodward visited the library to see the improvements for himself. He added: “Stubbington is the latest example of how we’re investing in our libraries, providing modern, versatile spaces equipped with the latest technology, for the benefit of the local communities they serve. Evidence tells us that enabling new kinds of activities in libraries encourages more people to visit the library, helping to keep it thriving at the heart of the community.”

This investment in Stubbington 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. The strategy underpins the County Council’s ethos of making the best possible use of public buildings and providing modern, vibrant community spaces for residents to enjoy.