A vibrant new chapter for Totton Library after major refurbishment

Hampshire County Council’s Totton Library will reopen next month following a major refurbishment, signalling a vibrant new chapter for the library and local community

May 15 2018

The County Council’s Executive Member for Culture, Recreation and Countryside, Councillor Andrew Gibson, said:  “We are looking forward to welcoming customers through the doors, to see for themselves the results of the large investment of £362,000 we’ve made at Totton Library, turning it into a modern, vibrant facility for all of the community to access and enjoy.  

“The introduction of a new meeting room and a separate multi-functional meeting room means that the library can be used flexibly and by a broader range of customers, offering access to facilities that weren’t previously available.

“Also, the arrival of self-service kiosks is an exciting example of how modern technology will improve the overall library experience for our customers, complimenting our expanding digital offer such as e-books and e-magazines.”

In addition, customers will experience a modern look and feel to the library, thanks to the installation of new carpets, double glazed windows, a new boiler and updated furniture.

Totton Library is due to reopen on Monday 11 June. For the latest information, visit www.hants.gov.uk/library or follow Totton Library on Facebook and Twitter.

The works form part of the County Council’s Library Strategy – and a commitment to reinvest £500,000 a year, from the Book and Resources Fund, until 2020, into library buildings and technology.