Marlow Library set for major transformation
On Monday 13 July, work will start on the next chapter in the transformation of Marlow Library. This will include a complete remodel and refurbishment of the building.
Once completed, the new library will boast improved computer facilities, a new meeting room, self-service technology and loanable tablets. There will also be a bigger and better children’s space with bold colours, lots of low comfortable seating and bean bags, themed seating and a sensory StoryWall®.
An artist will also be commissioned to enhance the distinctive interior design with an original installation inspired by Marlow’s unique identity.
All shelving and furniture will be replaced and the library will be redecorated throughout.
While the work takes place, Marlow Library will move to a temporary location in the former children’s centre building beside Sandygate School in Sandygate Road, SL7 3AZ. This site will open from Tuesday 21 July and the temporary opening hours will be 9.30am to 12.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
The building works will be completed within 14 weeks and library staff look forward to welcoming customers to a fresh, attractive and modern library with the addition of some exciting new features and plenty of new books.
Cllr Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Communities & Public Health, said:
“Libraries have such an important role to play in supporting businesses, employment and mental health at this difficult time. This project is an exciting initiative for our new council and will transform Marlow Library.”
Alex Collingwood, local Marlow councillor, commented:
“I’m delighted that Marlow Library is now entering the next phase of its development to serve the residents of Marlow and the surrounding villages in the South West Chilterns Area. The new library will also serve as a Council Access Point allowing residents and visitors much greater access to Buckinghamshire Council services.”
More information on Marlow Library can be found here: www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/libraries/find-a-library/marlow.