Council launches public consultation on new library opening hours

A consultation is being launched today to give residents an opportunity to inform the council’s proposed new opening hours for Hounslow Libraries.

Published: Wednesday, 6th March 2019

Image of an open book in a library.

The council is considering introducing a new timetable that better matches resident demand, and removes current inefficient opening times. 

Under the proposal the total staffed opening hours across all sites will remain unchanged and additional self-service opening hours will be available at Hanworth and Isleworth Leisure Centre.

A consultation on the Hounslow Libraries is now open for people to give their feedback and will run until Wednesday 3 April.

To have your say, visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/consultations or come along to one of the open consultation sessions held across Hounslow.

  • Sat 9 March, 9am-12noon at Beaver’s Library, 103 Salisbury Road, Hounslow TW4 7NW
  • Tue 12 March, 5-8pm at Hounslow Library, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow TW3 4DN
  • Thurs 14 March, 2-6pm at Cranford Library, Bath Road, Hounslow TW5 9TL
  • Mon 18 March, 9.30am-1pm at Bedfont Library, Staines Road, Bedfont TW14 8BD
  • Thurs 21 March, 1-5pm at Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre & Library, Uxbridge Road, London TW13 5EG
  • Mon 25 March, 1-5pm at Isleworth Library, Twickenham Rd, Isleworth TW7 7EU

Councillor Sue Sampson, Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, Hounslow Council, said: “This consultation gives our residents a chance to say if the new timetable fits with when they typically visit their library. If it doesn’t we want to look at that to match opening hours to where the demand is.

“We asked officers to consider a new timetable that minimises disruption to our existing key users and groups, and this proposal is what they believe fits the best. We look forward to hearing from library users now so we can take steps to refine it further where necessary”

The new timetable (shown below) would see all eleven branches remain open and it would also allow key services such as Storytime, reading groups, English language club and IT training to continue.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Beavers

9am -3pm

11.30am -5.30pm

9am -3pm

11.30am -5.30pm

CLOSED

9am-1pm

CLOSED

Bedfont

9.30am
-8pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

CLOSED

9.30am -5.30pm

CLOSED

9.30am - 5.30pm

CLOSED

Brentford

9.30am -8pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

CLOSED

9.30am -8pm

CLOSED

9.30am - 5.30pm

CLOSED

Chiswick

9.30am -8pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

9.30am-8pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

CLOSED

Cranford

9.30am -8pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

CLOSED

9.30am-5.30pm

CLOSED

9.30am - 5.30pm

CLOSED

Feltham

9am -8pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

9am -5.30pm

9am -8pm

9am -5.30pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

CLOSED

Hanworth*

9.30am-8pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

CLOSED

9.30am-8pm

CLOSED

9.30am - 5.30pm

CLOSED

Heston

9.30am -8pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

9.30am-5.30pm

9.30am-8pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

CLOSED

Hounslow

9.30am -8pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

9.30am-8pm

9.30am-5.30pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

11.30am
-4pm

Isleworth*

9.30am -8pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

CLOSED

9.30am-8pm

CLOSED

9.30am - 5.30pm

CLOSED

Osterley

9.30am -8pm

9.30am-5.30pm

CLOSED

9.30am -8pm

CLOSED

9.30am-5.30pm

CLOSED

Change of Opening Hours

The timetable (shown below) allows library card holders to use these libraries based in Leisure Centres for study, borrowing and returning  of stock during unstaffed opening hours.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Hanworth

6.30 - 9.30am 8pm-10pm

6.30 -9.30am 5.30 - 10pm

6.30am - 10pm

6.30 - 9.30am 8pm - 10pm

6.30am-10pm

8 - 9.30am 5.30 - 6pm

8am - 6pm

Isleworth*

6.30-9.30am
8-10pm

6.30-9.30am 8-10pm

6.30am - 10pm

6.30-9.30am
8 - 10pm

6.30am-6.30pm

8 - 9.30am
5.30 - 6pm

8am - 6pm

To find out more about Hounslow Libraries, visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/libraries

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