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Sneak Peek at Edmonton Green Library Renovation

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27 February 2017

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Builders at the site of Edmonton Green Library’s £4.2 million refurbishment downed tools, momentarily, to welcome visitors keen on catching a sneak peek at what will be a ground-breaking facility.

  • £4.2 million being spent on creating a modern, user-friendly library in the heart of Edmonton Green
  • The renovation forms part of Enfield’s unrivalled commitment to library services 
  • Images of the expected finished site available on Enfield Council's website

Builders at the site of Edmonton Green Library’s £4.2 million refurbishment downed tools, momentarily, to welcome visitors keen on catching a sneak peek at what will be a ground-breaking facility.
 
Enfield's busiest library is undergoing a massive transformation which will see the site propelled into the twenty-first century, encompassing a light-filled, two-storey facility and digital access centre with extra computers, free Wi-Fi, increased study space and customer access kiosks as well as fantastic resources for children and students.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Education, Children's Services & Protection, Cllr Ayfer Orhan, was on site (Monday, 27 February) to view the make-over in its current state. She said: "This will undoubtedly be the jewel in the crown of Edmonton once completed.

"The facilities will be outstanding, particularly for local students and school children. We are proud to be investing in their future and the future of the area, offering an unrivalled facility for all."

As well as the enhanced work spaces within the modernised building, there will be a dedicated local history and museum space to celebrate the area's rich history.

There will be online training facilities, a huge range of books, as well as a number of other resources. Enfield Council's housing services will remain on the top floor of the building. The library is expected to be finished by the summer of 2017.

The refurbishment is part of the Council’s Library Development Strategy agreed in 2015 to create a sustainable future for the borough’s libraries. Enfield Council is one of the few councils in London who have kept their libraries open throughout tough economic times.
 
Computer generated images of the Edmonton Green Library project have been made available on Enfield Council's website and Facebook page, indicating what the finished building will look like internally. The images depict a colourful, user-friendly library, packed with modern workspaces, computers and meeting points.
 
Edmonton Green library – which is visited more than 400,000 times a year – is currently closed to the public. During the closure, you will still be able to access public computers at both Green Towers and Internet@31 in Edmonton Green Shopping Centre.

The closest alternative library is Fore Street, 109-111 Fore Street, Edmonton, N18 2XF. Other flagship libraries include Enfield Town, Palmers Green and Ordnance Unity Centre. More information on Enfield’s library services can be found online on the dedicated libraries page.