Images

Images

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Connect - ICT area

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Welcome - Entrance to High Street Library using Bolton's Award Winning Corporate Branding

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Imagine - fiction area

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Share - Children's area

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Play - Picture Books/mirrored tunnel

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Description

Description

Original High Street Library opened in 1888. Due to access issues the old building was demolished in January 2006 and new library built on site which opened in June 2007.

Capital and Neighbourhood renewal funding has enabled a new library for the future meeting the needs of the lcoal community. Bolton Youth Service Study Support also deliver services through the new library. Partnership working with with local colleges and education providers has enabled delivery of a range of courses for the community from IT, ESOL to Gujarati classes. The building also has WI-fi technology and up to 31 computers in total.

Awards

Museums, Libraries and Archives North West Award 2006 for Helping to Create Inclusive and Diverse Communities, , Bolton Diversity Awards 2007

The Building

The Building

Type of library

Small community library

Size

294 m2

Floors

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Architect

Makin Architecture

Building contractor

-

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Group study spaces, Hosting of other agencies, Meeting rooms

External features

Shared building

Internal features

Staff accommodation/facilities

Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

Access between floors, Access to building, Access within building, Signage / guiding

Interior designer

JDS and Opening the Book

Furniture suppliers

JDS, Opening the Book, Southerns Office Suppliers

Services and facilities suppliers

-

IT provision

General, Internet access, Number of public computer terminals: 31

Seats/study places

27

Stock

14,000