Rustington library closes for nine weeks

RUSTINGTON library is set to close from 5pm on Friday May 18 while, according to the county council, it undergoes a number of building improvements.

The temporary closure, which will last nine weeks, will see new heating and lighting systems installed as well as state-of-the-art self-service machines fitted.

Readers will still be able to borrow as many as 20 books or DVDs before it shuts or use other nearby branches – including Angmering, East Preston and Littlehampton.

It will then reopen at 10am on Monday July 23.

Lionel Barnard, West Sussex County Council Deputy Leader who oversees the Library Service, said: “These essential remedial works and improvements will help make Rustington library a much more comfortable environment.

“Combining the installation of the new heating and lighting systems will be more cost effective and safer when carried out together, and we always have residents’ safety in our minds when we embark on these works.

“The branch will also benefit from the self-service terminals – which are an easy and efficient method for loaning items that everyone can use.”