Grays Library is part of a major phased refurbishment and redesign of the Thameside Centre, with local history museum and theatre in the same building. The centre now has a thriving cafe, internet zone and information desk in the foyer; the library has a learning multizone, heritage zone linking with the museum, and an innovative children's library designed in collaboration with a team of child psychologists: with reading 'dream booths', a Harry Potter feasting table, an indoor garden for 0-3 year olds complete with gnomes. The Thameside centre has been rebranded, with a new signage and graphics system to communicate its role as a cultural centre and focus of regeneration within Grays.
Type of library
Features and services
Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Exhibition/display areas, Group study spaces, Meeting rooms, Services to particular groups
Access within building
Services and facilities suppliers
Internet access, Number of public computer terminals: 25