A temporary library has been set up in Marlow.

The short-term space at the former children’s centre building beside Sandygate School opened today (Tuesday, July 21), as the town’s main library undergoes a revamp.

Although computer hire and DVD loans will not be available, the temporary library space will enable customers to loan and return books, as well as have information enquiries answered.

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Councillor Gareth Williams, cabinet member for communities and public health, said: "I'm pleased that we've been able to maintain our lending services to local customers while the Marlow Library refurbishment works take place.

“Once it reopens later this year, the new library will provide a wonderful new space with some of the latest technology, and will also serve as a Council Access Point providing residents and visitors with information about and access to wider Buckinghamshire Council services."

The revamp at Marlow Library is set to finish in 14 weeks time and once completed, the new library will boast new and improve features and facilities.

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These include a bigger and improved children's space with bold colours, bean bags for the youngsters to sit on, a themed seating area and a sensory StoryWall as well as a new meeting room, self-service technology and loanable tablets.

Marlow councillor Alex Collingwood said: “Today marks an important step in the development of Marlow Library.

“This refurbishment project is an exciting initiative that will transform the library, and once completed, I'm sure the new library will become the heart of the community."

For more information, visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/libraries/find-a-library/marlow.