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Marlow Library opens its doors to the public again following a £330k transformation

| December 8, 2020
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Buckinghamshire Council Chairman, Richard Scott reopens Marlow Library (L-R: Joy Morrissey MP; Janet Webb, Library Operations Manager; Alex Collingwood, local Marlow Councillor; Michelle Sandalls, Marlow Library Manager; Martin Tett, Leader of the Council; Richard Scott and Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health. (Image supplied by Buckinghamshire Council)

On Saturday 5th December 2020 Marlow Library opened its doors to the public again following a £330k transformation.

The £330,000 investment in the library includes:

  • A smart new look throughout.
  • Bigger and brighter children’s space.
  • Lots of comfortable seating.
  • Plenty of new books.
  • Upgraded computer facilities.
  • A new meeting room.
  • Self-service technology.
  • Loanable tablets to use within the library.

In addition, there are surprises for children and adults, including the sensory StoryWall® and original art by Kirsty Harris inspired by Marlow’s unique identity.

Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘It’s fantastic to see the amazing work that has gone into the transformation of Marlow Library and I’m sure residents are going to really appreciate the new services and facilities that are now available.

In order to ensure social distancing, a maximum of 12 visitors can be in the library at any one time. To avoid disappointment and ensure entry, customers are being asked to use the new online booking system to reserve individual 30 minute slots at https://bit.ly/VisitMarlowLibrary.

Customers can of course turn up on the day, but due to the social distancing measures in place, they may need to queue before entering.

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The new reception area at Marlow Library. (Image supplied by Buckinghamshire Council)

Richard Scott, Chairman of Buckinghamshire Council, commented: ‘I’m very pleased that the refurbished Marlow Library has now reopened to the public. Libraries have a vital role to play in supporting businesses, employment, learning and mental health, particularly at this difficult time.

Having spoken to some of the Marlow Library staff, I know that they’re excited to welcome customers back and show them the new facilities.

Local MP Joy Morrissey said: ‘What a great job the Council has done transforming this building. It really is a modern and vibrant space that now provides a fantastic new resource for local people. My congratulations to all involved.

The new library will also serve as a Council Access Point, giving residents local access to Buckinghamshire Council services.

The latest information on Marlow Library, including opening hours and COVID-19 safety measures, can be found on the Buckinghamshire Council website at www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/libraries/find-a-library/marlow.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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