Binley Woods Library to be replaced by mobile service

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WARWICKSHIRE Library Service’s mobile library service has announced its stops in the Binley Woods area as it replaces the library.

Binley Woods Library closes at the end of the month and the mobile library service has announced that it will be stopping at two venues every Wednesday.

It will call at the old library at 2pm from Wednesday 4 April until 3.25pm then proceed to the shops outside Woodland Road for 3.30pm and remain there until 5pm.

Warwickshire’s fleet of mobile vehicles has a wide range of stock which, depending on what is available at Warwickshire Libraries, is refreshed every three weeks. Adaptations to the vehicles ensure that they are accessible for wheelchairs.

Each vehicle is equipped with over 2,000 fiction and non-fiction books, a children’s section, offers public access to free online library services and the internet and talking books. Its stock is regularly refilled and refreshed from the fleet’s base.

Cllr Colin Hayfield, portfolio holder for customers, access and physical assets said: “The mobile libraries do an outstanding job in bringing the service to areas where there is not access to a local library.

“Residents will be able to access many of the services that they enjoyed at Binley Woods Library and we will continue to work with them to explore possibilities for a sustainable, community-run service elsewhere in the town.”

Binley Woods was among the libraries in the borough that could no longer be sustained when the library service faced a 30% cut in its budget of around £7.5m.

The community library at Dunchurch will open on Wednesday, April 4.