Coming soon to SouthseaLast updated: 09 August 2011 14:51 UK
Southsea's exciting new state-of-the-art library, contact centre and café has arrived within the heart of Southsea’s shopping centre.
We agreed a lease on the former Woolworths store in Palmerston Road and re-developed it to create a library, IT learning zone, community space for local groups, contact centre for council services and café.
We hope that the new library, contact centre and café will attract almost 80,000 visitors a year. This is an increase of 16,000 on the number of visitors to Elm Grove library which will be closed as part of the scheme.
Councillor Lee Hunt, Member for Culture and Leisure said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to relocate a library into the heart of Southsea. The IT learning zone, community space and café will also broaden the range of services available to all members of the community who live in or visit the area.”
Southsea Library opened on July 29th and we will be keeping residents informed of special events on the Southsea Library and Customer Service webpage. Photographs of the development process are available to view on the Libraries' Facebook page and Portsmouth City Council's Flickr account.