Fareham library closes for £130,000 makeover

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FAREHAM library will remain closed while it undergoes a £130,000 facelift.

The library, in Osborn Road, will not reopen following the New Year holiday to allow for a major revamp, including the installation of four self-service terminals and a new information point.

More large print books will be put on display and £13,000 of new books will be bought.

A new learning and community room will also be built, as well as putting in new carpets, windows and some redecoration.

The library is set to reopen on Wednesday, February 1.

Hampshire County Council, which runs the library, has said the changes will not result in staff cuts.

It says that the new terminals will free up staff time to help with enquiries.

Councillor Keith Chapman, who heads libraries in Hampshire, said: ‘The refurbishment will give the library a new lease of life.’