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Carnegie Library gets long awaited improvements

Long awaited works to improve the building and repair lightening and flood damage will begin at Carnegie Library at Herne Hill Road on Monday April 25.

The important news for library users is that the library will remain open and offer a full service while most of the building work goes on. A short temporary closure at some point to ensure the safety of the public while electrical works are completed may prove inevitable.

It is also likely that there may be a reduced service for a very short time. The work is scheduled to last until the end of August.

Completion will see the library with its ceilings restored, electrics replaced, new external lighting and some redecoration of public areas.

Library users will particularly benefit from new improved lighting which will enhance the atmosphere and architectural beauty of the lovely Grade 11 listed building. The works will be carried out sympathetically following listed building permission from the Government Office for London.

The improvements will also enable the Community Services section of Lambeth libraries to be relocated from their current accommodation in South Island Place.

Several areas which are not used by the public will be reconfigured to ensure the best use of space, but any alterations to the historical integrity of the building will be kept to a minimum.

Updated bulletins inside and outside the library will keep users up to date with the progress of the work.

For further information email carnegielibrary@lambeth.gov.uk or telephone 02079266050.

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