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Fareham library entrance

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Fareham library external view

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Kids' area

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Fareham library internal view of books

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Fareham library internal view

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Study booths

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Study area

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Fareham Makery space



The children’s library was extended, a new café was installed and two new community spaces created which can be used by the County Council and partners for small meetings or consultations.

The library will also has a new ‘Makery’ space kitted out with IT, coding tools and equipment to help customers develop new skills which will make them more digitally aware and confident in using new technology. The space was launched shortly after the Fareham Library re-opening and if successful will be used as a model for future libraries.



The Building

The Building

Type of library

Medium sized town library/Multi-purpose/joint-use or shared service building


2585 m2




Hampshire County Council Property Services

Building contractor


The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Audiovisual/multimedia areas, Baby changing facilities, Cafe/refreshment areas, Exhibition/display areas, Group study spaces, Hosting of other agencies, Provision of special materials, Public address system, Services to particular groups, Sound and image processing facilities, Specialist subject collections, Meeting rooms, Open learning provision, Teaching rooms, Photocopying, Microfiche, Hampshire School Library Service base

External features


Internal features

An open, bright, sparse space to facilitate learning, flexibility and technology installation.

Energy efficiency

LED lighting, insulation, double-glazing.

Accessibility provision

Disabled parking, Wheelchair access, Magnifier, Hearing loop, Accessible IT

Interior designer

Hampshire County Council Property Services

Furniture suppliers


Services and facilities suppliers

Self service equipment: 3M

Library management system: Spydus 10

Public computer booking system: Go Online

LED screens: DELL

PC terminals: WYSE

IT provision

RFID, WiFi, Charging points, Device lending. Makery space including Lego robotics, raspberry pi devices for coding, 3D printing. Number of public computer terminals: 22

Seats/study places