Lighting at library to be changed

Shoreham Library
Shoreham Library

LIBRARY users in Shoreham should expert big improvements when refurbishment work is completed next month.

Shoreham Library will close from Monday for two weeks while essential building work, costing £40,000, is carried out to improve the lighting.

David Barling, West Sussex County Council’s cabinet member for residents’ services, said: “I’d like to ask people for patience whilst this work is carried out.

“The lighting in Shoreham Library is very outdated and has been in need of replacement for some time.

“We’re replacing it with energy efficient LED lighting but to do this we will also need to replace the ceiling, which is why it’s necessary to close the library for these two weeks.”

Initial investigation works uncovered asbestos in the ceiling, so more complex work was needed to replace it.

Book loan periods will be extended so that library users do not incur any overdue charges during the closure.

Mr Barling added: “Libraries play a vital role in improving community life and hopefully through the improvements we are making, we can persuade more people in Shoreham to use their one.”

The library, in Saint Mary’s Road, Shoreham, will reopen at 10am on Tuesday, May 5.