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New library opens in Horley

Horley’s new library is now open in a convenient town centre location.

The library has moved from its previous outdated premises to a new site near the train station and shops.

As well as a refreshed selection of books and an expanded study area, the new library boasts a flexible open-plan layout allowing it to be used for large community events.

The library, located in Russell Square, features:

  • A colourful and interactive children’s library
  • Internet-connected computer terminals, laptop plug-in points and free wi-fi
  • New self-service machines for quick and easy borrowing    
  • Two meeting rooms which community groups and businesses can hire
  • A local history centre providing easy access to records documenting Horley’s history
  • Hundreds of new books
  • A public toilet with baby change facilities

Julie Iles, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, said: “This wonderful new space will bring library facilities for Horley into the 21st century and serve as a focal point for the community for a long time to come.

“We’re looking forward to working closely with residents and partners to ensure the library offers collections, activities and services that meet local needs. It will be a place where children and adults can learn, access information and improve their skills and we’re also looking at how the site of the outdated old building can be used to support local housing needs.”   

Visit the Horley Library web pages to find out more.







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