The redevelopment of the Milton Road Library site in Cambridge is due to start in November and the library will move to a temporary home on Ascham Road during the work.
From Saturday 11 November and until the new building is ready, customers will have access to a reduced library service from a mobile library van permanently parked in the Roger Ascham Library site car park on Ascham Road. Computers and Internet access will be available at the nearby Arbury Court Library and Cambridge’s Central Library (in Lion Yard), as well as at all other libraries in the city.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s plan for the Milton Road Library site, which was shaped by consultations with local residents and organisations, will incorporate the library, community meeting spaces and residential accommodation.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of the Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Mathew Shuter said “This marks an exciting milestone for the Milton Road Library redevelopment. It will be a new, environmentally friendly building which will provide more space for the library but also new flexible community meeting rooms, an accessible garden space and residential flats which will provide a regular income for the Council at a time of continued financial challenges. We appreciate that the library service will be limited for some time and would like to thank everyone for their patience while work is carried out.”
For details of the temporary service in place from November, please visit https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/milton-road-library-cambridge/