Lewes Library refurbishment

This spring, Lewes Library will get a fresh new look as painters and furniture fitters come to redecorate. The works will include new lighting and carpet throughout, as well as new shelving in the children’s area.

In February, contractors will begin to replace the lighting which has come to the end of its life. The replacement lighting will be LED, which will provide more light with less electricity so we will reduce our carbon footprint and energy costs. We will also remove the rolling storage unit on the mezzanine as it is no longer used.

From March, we will begin to refurbish the mezzanine to create group and individual study space, enabling us to pilot Homework and Study Clubs in the library, and we will re-carpet the whole library and install a new, extended children’s area on the ground floor.

We will redecorate the library in sections, so that we can remain open for most of the works and continue to provide all our services. During the works there will be some noise, but we will arrange the noisiest works while the library is closed.

As we will redecorate in sections some areas of the library will be closed to the public in March and April. We will keep each closure to a minimum and put signage up at the library.

Please don’t forget that you can renew your library books, search and reserve items and download eBooks and eMagazines from our eLibrary and you can use your library card at any East Sussex library. You can also renew items using our 24/7 automated renewal line on 0345 60 80 195. Please have your library membership number (on your library card) and your PIN to hand.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused while we modernise your library.

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