Light, colour and technology at the Lightbox
The new ultra-modern facility offers users access to over 20 PC’s, digital learning and coding clubs.
Students can relax and spend valuable time in the study area with plenty of PC and desk access and comfortable seating.
There is an events room, a quiet room for autism sufferers to use when they need a quiet space, away from the busy library.
The Children’s Library is bursting with colour and has many items of interactive furniture for little ones to climb, hide and perch to read their favourite books.
With automated book lending, staff are free to complete other tasks and to provide any information visitors may require. A lab on the ground floor will be used to promote interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and also be the venue for digital learning and coding classes.
In a time when library investment is low and risk of closure high, Library @ theLightbox is a welcome piece of good news for the people of Barnsley.