Fleet Library closed for refurbishment
29th December 2016
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Fleet Library will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 30 January 2017 re-opening on Tuesday 18th April at 9.30am.

This refurbishment is part of Hampshire Library’s transformation strategy to 2020 and Fleet and Fareham were identified as two libraries prioritised fore refurbishment to make them bright and welcoming and to reduce operating costs.

The strategy was developed following public consultation in December 2015 and January 2016 to  ensure the Library Service is sustainable and relevant to the diverse and changing needs of people who live, work or study in Hampshire.

Of the 43 libraries in Hampshire Fleet is one of the 11 Tier 1 libraries which are the largest and busiest libraries, providing the widest range of services. They are in the largest towns and are open for the longest, usually 6 days a week including some evenings.

Some facts about Fleet Library (based on 2014-15 figures):

  • Over 200,000 visits take place each year with over 219,000 items loaned – which equates to 84 items for every hour the library is open.
  • There are 9,155 active library members which represents 13% of the population in the local area.
  • The computers were used for a total of 8,646 hours and there were 49 events held at Fleet Library in 2014-15.

The library services strategy has 5 key strategic aims:

  1. Support and encourage reading and literacy
  2. Improve digital services and inclusion
  3. Contribute to the health and wellbeing of local communities
  4. Provide access to trusted sources of information
  5. Facilitate and provide learning.

The full strategy can be found here.

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