One of the City’s biggest community spaces has reopened after an extensive refurbishment.
A revamp to Shoe Lane Library, owned and managed by the City of London Corporation, has improved reading areas, created a new well-being space, laid new carpets, installed tablets for e-magazines and a new coffee machine.
The project has also increased space for study and relaxation.
The changes include:
- New well-being area with books on health as well as new comfortable chairs for relaxation
- Two tablets for reading e-magazines from the City of London libraries’ collection
- A new coffee machine
- New carpets
- New modern furniture
- New services from City Advice, Smoking Cessation and Victim Support
Dhruv Patel, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Community and Children’s Services committee, said:
“The refurbishment of Shoe Lane library forms part of the City of London’s Corporation’s commitment to providing quality community services for its residents and visitors.
“We now have a library fit for the 21st century with which we hope offers a safe neutral, shared space, in which people feel they belong and to which people feel they can visit alone or with friends.”
The library has a range of services available for visitors including:
- Books, audio books and language sets
- DVDs and CDs
- Free Wi-Fi, computers and internet access
- Reading groups
- Rhymetime and Stay and Play for under 5s
- Home delivery service
- Friendly, expert staff