Shoreham library to close for three weeks

SHOREHAM Library will shut for three weeks from Friday, April 13, as it prepares for new self-service terminals.

The library, in St Mary’s Road, Shoreham, will close its doors at 5.30pm and reopen at 10am on Tuesday, May 8.

Readers will still be able to borrow up to 20 books or DVDs before the temporary closure, or use nearby branches in Lancing and Southwick.

West Sussex County Council deputy leader, Lionel Barnard, oversees the library service.

Talking about the change, he said: “These machines are an easy and efficient method for loaning items and can be used by everyone.

“You will be able to print a list of what you have borrowed, check when an item is due for return, and even make any cash payments.

“Our staff will be close-by in case anyone needs help.”

Anyone who would like more information on self-service machines can call the West Sussex library services on 01243 642111 or visit

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