Hounslow Library is busy creating a new chapter at the Civic Centre

Hounslow Library and the library team are settling in nicely at their new home in the Civic Centre, Lampton Road.

Published: Friday, 26th May 2017

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Hounslow Library and the library team are settling in nicely at their new home in the Civic Centre, Lampton Road.

The lending library made the move from the Treaty Centre last week, lock, stock and barrel, and it has been business as usual, with other library services joining them in the next few weeks:

  • The Connexions drop-in service is now operating out of the Civic Centre, on the ground floor near the library area, and is open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2pm-5.30pm
  • This Friday [26 May], will see some Adult Education classes finish up at the Treaty Centre and move to newly-constructed facilities at the Civic Centre, resuming again on Monday 5 June. A full list of classes that are moving is available on our website.
  • The Archives and Local Studies service closed on 12 May and is relocating to Feltham Library. It will re-open there in mid-June, with some of the Thomas Layton special collection going into temporary storage until further space can be adapted for it.

Following the move, the library opening hours will remain unchanged, and parking for library users will be available in the Civic Centre pay and display car park.

The library’s temporary move follows the signing of a ten-year contract between the council and 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.

Visit our libraries page for more information.

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