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Library to reopen next week following building work

Newmarket Library will re-opening on Tuesday 7th September following the completion of extensive building work.

Newmarket Library is based in the Guineas Shopping Centre and for several months the library has been operating out of a much smaller, temporary shopping unit nearby.

The library’s lift has been completely replaced meaning access to the library on the first floor of the shopping centre is easier for all customers. The library also has new toilets, an improved entrance and reception area and new carpets on the stairs.

The library will be officially reopened at a ribbon cutting ceremony carried out by the Mayor of Newmarket Councillor Michael Jeffreys at 11.30am on 7th September.

The library will again be able to offer its normal services and opening hours with events and activities gradually returning in the coming weeks. The temporary unit at 5 The Guineas will close on Sunday 5th September and the library will reopen at 8.30am back in the main library on Tuesday 7 September as the library is closed on Mondays. From Friday 3rd September computers, printing, copying and cash transactions will be unavailable at the temporary unit but will all be available again when the library reopens on the 7th.

Zara Hamilton, Interim Newmarket Library Manager, said: “We are very grateful to all our customers for their patience during the past few months, with services affected by the pandemic and these extensive works. The staff have been fantastic in providing a service to customers from the temporary location which I know has been greatly appreciated.”

The work has been carried out by Concertus and funded by Suffolk County Council.