New look for Worthing Library Hub this summer

A number of services are coming together under one roof at Worthing Library from summer 2021.

 

Release date: 15 March 2021

Worthing residents will be able to enjoy an all new Worthing Library Hub when it opens this summer, bringing together a number of services under one roof with modern fixtures and fittings for all to enjoy.

New 3D images have been produced by supplier FG Library to show how the custom designed space will look, bringing the building bang up to date with the needs of customers firmly at the heart of the services and new features.

The new hub brings together Worthing Library and a number of other West Sussex County Council services all under one roof:

  • Children and Family services;
  • Find it Out and Youth Emotional Support services;
  • Registration Service.

New facilities that will be housed in the purpose designed space will include:

Flexible meeting rooms, toilets on all floors (including an inclusive Changing Places toilet on the ground floor) and a range of seating options across the building.

Meeting desk and chairs
Flexible use community meeting room (FG Library)

A new private meeting pod, Quiet Zone, study bar and personal study desks, which will allow space for those that prefer to study in quiet, work as a group, or in private.

Woman sitting inside enclosed room
Private meeting pod (FG Library)

A great variety of brand-new books for everyone to enjoy.

Man with laptop seated in booth amongst bookshelves
Booth within non-fiction bookshelves (FG Library)

A wide range of services, support and activities for all age groups, in specially created spaces throughout the building.

Families relaxing in the new library layout
Families enjoying the children's library (FG Library)

Duncan Crow, Cabinet Member for Fire and Rescue and Communities, said: “The building works at Worthing Library have come along in leaps and bounds since I visited last September, including, most recently, new glazing in the ground floor windows, allowing us to see in and out of the library for the first time ever. This will make such a massive difference to the space, allowing more light in and catching the eye of passers-by who may never have visited us before but are enticed to come in.

"The all new Worthing Library Hub will be a fantastic space bringing together some of our key services under one roof for residents, whether they are seeing their midwife, scheduled to attend a registrar appointment or getting advice on a good book from a librarian.” 

The new library will be opening this summer and a temporary library is still in place at 37 Richmond Road, which is open for click and collect pick-ups at the front door.

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