Library reopens after refurbishment

Posted on 22nd March 2013 | in Community , Northumberland County Council


Amble Library has undergone a series of improvements and includes access to many county council services

Amble’s Library and Customer Services Information Point in Middleton Street has re-opened its doors to the public.

A new Registrars Service (Births and Deaths) now joins other partners such as Action for Hearing Loss and Adult Services Social Care and Health Information Point (SCHIP) who currently deliver a range of drop in and appointment led information and advice sessions from the building.

This is in addition to the wide range of Library and Customer Services Information Point services on offer to residents which include a full range of books for both adults and young people, audiobooks, large print books, dvd rental, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Enquiries, reporting graffiti, fly tipping and potholes, purchasing of bus passes, parking permits and garden waste bins, doing Home Finder Property searches and reporting building repairs (on behalf of our partners Homes For Northumberland).

Improvements include changing the layout of the library by introducing baby changing facilities in the unisex accessible toilets and the installation of new electronic doors at the main entrance which now make it fully accessible for all wheelchair and pushchair users.

For partner and community services, a new private meeting room has also been built to ensure that customers have some privacy for enquiries of a confidential nature.

Stacey Burlet, head of Customer and Cultural services at Northumberland County Council said the authority had been working hard to strengthen council services in the town:

“These improvements are designed to provide local people in Amble and surrounding areas with a great facility where local people get a first class service. By offering a range of council and community services under one roof, which has a fresh new feel about it, we believe local residents will find it much easier and more convenient to access council services in the town.”

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