Following months of extensive work to remodel and refurbish the building, Marlow Library will reopen its doors to the public on Saturday 5 December.
The new library boasts improved computer facilities, a new meeting room, self-service technology and loanable tablets. There is also a bigger and better children’s space with bold colours and lots of low comfortable seating and bean bags. The children’s space also features a new sensory StoryWall®, a magical oasis where children can indulge in study times while enjoying inspirational surroundings.
Artist Kirsty Harris was commissioned to enhance the distinctive interior design with an original installation inspired by Marlow’s unique identity. In addition, all shelving and furniture have been replaced and the library has been redecorated throughout.
Cllr Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health, said:
“The refurbishment of Marlow Library has transformed the place into a modern and attractive library. I also know that library staff are eagerly looking forward to welcoming customers to the library with the addition of some exciting new features, including a Council Access Point and lots of new books.”
In order to ensure social distancing, a maximum of 12 visitors will be allowed to be in the library at any one time. Visitors will also need to go online to book individual 30-minute time slots (https://bit.ly/VisitMarlowLibrary). Customers can just turn up, but they may end up queuing for a long time – which is why it’s recommended that people use the online booking system to avoid disappointment.
For the latest information on Marlow Library, please go to: www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/libraries/find-a-library/marlow