Better facilities in Uckfield and Crowborough libraries

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People in the Uckfield and Crowborough areas are set to benefit from improved facilities at their local libraries.

The council is installing self-service facilities and upgrading the reception and display areas.

The works were scheduled following the council’s largest ever survey about what residents wanted from their library services, carried out in 2009.

The refurbishments works are part of a county-wide programme to ensure that library facilities are up to date and delivering the best value, most efficient service possible.

Three new self-service machines will be installed at each library which will allow library users to borrow, return and renew books and other items.

At the same time, the reception and display areas at the libraries will be upgraded to give a welcoming and modern appearance, and to allow greater display space for books and information. The total works will cost in the region of £95,000.

The work at Uckfield Library started on January 31 and the library re-opened on February 7. The work at Crowborough Library started on February 7 and the library will re-open on Monday, February 14.

During the closures people will be able to use any other library in East Sussex to renew items, return or borrow books or other stock, get information and book sessions on internet computers.

Alternatively they can call 0345 60 80 195 to renew their loans, or 0345 60 80 196 for enquiries and to book internet sessions at other libraries.

Library members can also check their loans, renew and reserve items, and access on-line resources using the e-library at: e-library@eastsussex.gov.uk