Hounslow Library to close ahead of relocation
Published: Tuesday, 9th May 2017
Hounslow Library will be closing at the end of this week, in preparation for the move to its new home at the Civic Centre, Lampton Road.
The library, currently based in the Treaty Centre, will close from 5pm this Friday (12 May) and re-open again at 9.15am on Thursday 18 May after relocating to the ground floor of the Civic Centre.
The library opening hours and services will remain unchanged following the move, and parking will be available in the Civic Centre pay and display car park.
If residents wish to use other libraries during the week-long closure, the nearest libraries are:
- Heston Library - New Heston Road, TW5 0LW - T: 020 8898 0256
- Osterley Library - St Mary’s Crescent, TW7 4NB - T: 020 8560 4295
- Isleworth Library - Twickenham Road, TW7 7EU - T: 020 8560 2934.
Residents may also renew items online by visiting www.hounslowlibraries.org or contacting their local library by phone.
Normal services will continue at all other libraries in the borough.
Details of the changes to other library services including the Archives and Local Studies service, Adult Education classes, Connexions and Schools’ Library Service are available at www.hounslow.gov.uk/hounslowlibrarymove.
The temporary move follows the signing of a ten-year contract with JobCentre Plus (JCP) to occupy the Treaty Centre space from the end of May. It will result in significant savings for the Council on the annual ground rent for the Treaty Centre space, while ensuring that the library and its services remain fully up and running and accessible to residents.
It will also mean that the library will be able to ‘lift and shift’ when it moves with the Council to its new, smaller building in Bath Road in Spring 2019.