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19 November 2013, 06:00
A £1.2m library has opened in Borehamwood - which it's hoped will attract more visitors than the previous building.
The new library will be across three floors, featuring books, talking books and DVDs to borrow, free wi-fi, public computers, study space for students and activities for children and young people.
Overall access to library services will increase with a rise in weekly core opening hours from 37 to 38 and an additional ten hours of Library Express time, enabling people to borrow and return books and use computers at times when the library would otherwise have been closed.
Frances Button, Cabinet Member with responsibility for libraries told Heart: "The fantastic new state-of-the-art community building at 96 Shenley Road will be much more than a library. It will be home to a new look museum, youth services and community space for a host of events and activities for local people of all ages.
The new building is the result of an innovative partnership between Hertfordshire County Council. Hertsmere Borough Council, Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council, and All Saints Church, Borehamwood."
Hertfordshire County Council is holding a public consultation until 31st December 2013.
You can have your say by completing the online questionnaire or at your local library.
If you would like more information on the consultation before completing the questionnaire, you can vist the consultation pages HERE
The Authority's aim is for Hertfordshire libraries to be fit for the future, providing residents with the right services in the right places, and making sure that the money we spend provides best value and benefits as many residents as possible.
The results of the consultation will inform the development of a new 10 year strategy for Hertfordshire Libraries for presentation to the County Council in the late spring of 2014.