Date Published: 09 August 2017
Services will return to Oakham Library next month following the successful completion of major refurbishment work.
The popular library building has been closed for essential repairs and improvements since December 2016 but will reopen from Monday 4th September.
Having been largely untouched since the 1970s, the refurbished library now has brand new lighting, flooring, ceiling and electrics and has benefitted from extensive roof repairs.
The work will help to preserve the Oakham Library building for at least the next 25 years, ensuring it can continue to operate as Rutland’s main library service.
“Oakham Library has always been extremely popular and provides lots of vital services that residents rely on. Improvements to the library were long overdue and have made a big difference. The result is a first class facility that we can all be proud of and can continue to serve the local community for many years to come. I’d like to thank library users who have made do with a reduced service while the refurbishment has been ongoing and look forward to finding out what they think of their new library once it’s back up and running.”Councillor Alan Walters, Portfolio Holder for Culture
Temporary library services currently being provided at Rutland County Museum will move back to Oakham Library at the end of August. As a result, the Museum will be closed on Tuesday 29th and return to its normal operating hours of 10am to 4pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, thereafter.
Oakham Library will reopen on Monday 4th September, offering a full range of services, including book and DVD loans; free computer and Wi-Fi access; photocopying, printing and fax facilities; and children’s fiction and non-fiction books.
Work to relocate Visions Children’s Centre next to Oakham Library, which began in conjunction with the library refurbishment, and is due to be completed in October.
For more information about Rutland Library Services, visit: www.rutland.gov.uk/libraries