The Library relocates

Eastleigh Library books Eastleigh library re-opened its doors today in a new location. While the Swan Centre facility undergoes a refit, a limited service will be run from the exhibition room in the Town’s Museum. The library opening hours have been slightly revised to fit in with the Museums opening times. Mon – Fri: 10am-5pm Sat: 10am-4pm Sun: Closed The Museum, located in the High street, was originally built in 1891 as a Salvation Army Citadel. It will host the library until March 27, after which the Library will revert to it’s usual premises. Borrowers can still use any of the county’s Libraries to borrow or return items. Those choosing to use the museum service, will find them are now able to browse exhibits as well as books, or enjoy tea and cakes in the museum cafe!

Eastleigh Museum

Would the General have approved?

  1 comment for “The Library relocates

  1. January 25, 2010 at 11:00 am

    What a very clever move by Hampshire County Council. This will ensure that the falling numbers of visitors to the museum will see a huge boost and ensure that its funding from both central government and Eastleigh Borough Council is secured. The museum is a fantastic asset to Eastleigh and its community and I would hope that having the library located at the museum for this short period will enable many more residents to appreciate all it has to offer. The staff at the museum are dedicated, friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful.

    I do hope that this temporary addition to the varied and interesting exhibitions that the museum holds during the year will enable it to prosper to ensure its survival for future generations.

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