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Out with the Old, In with the New

June 28, 2011 8:01 AM

Jesmond Library re-opened on June 13. The interior is now much brighter and has a more spacious feel. As well as improvements, some much needed repairs have taken place.

The main areas of work have been:

  • Improving accessibility by installing automatic doors.
  • Improving the community room.
  • Installing a new public toilet.
  • Replacing all the power, lighting and alarm systems.
  • Installing Radio Frequency Identification Equipment to improve the management of librarystock.
  • Refurbishment of the fixtures and fittings to reflect the original 1960s design.

This work has cost around £80,000. The money has come from a combination of City sources, including a contribution of over £20,000 allocated by councillors from the ward capital fund.

The new community room has tea and coffee making facilities and can be used for a variety of purposes by all ages. To book the community room, phone 0191 2784215.