Finsbury Library, the hub of south Islington, re-opens
PUBLISHED: 13:28 21 January 2016 | UPDATED: 13:28 21 January 2016
The “hub of Islington’s south” has officially re-opened.
Gallery: Finsbury Library re-opens
Finsbury Library is now home to the Old Street Housing Office
Local poet, Paul Lyalls, performs for Moreland Primary School children
The Ben Kinsella Exhibition, which raises awareness about knife crime, at Finsbury Library. Mayor of London Boris Johnson paid a visit in November
The Local History Centre at Finsbury Library
The new look Finsbury library
Finsbury Library, in St John Street, has been improved with better shelving and improved seating, study space and power sockets.
It is also the home to Islington Museum, the Local History Centre, the Ben Kinsella Exhibition, the Islington Computer Skills Centre and the area Housing Office. It has free wi-fi and computer access.
Cllr Asima Shaikh, Islington’s executive member for economic and community development, said: “Thanks to these improvement works, it’s now even easier for local people to come in and work, to go online and get the information they need.
“Finsbury Library is much more than just a building with books. It’s a hub of south Islington’s community. A place where people can access different worlds: through its museums and exhibitions, through its computers and online services, or through its rich range of books and stories, music and DVDs.
“I’m grateful for the patience of all those who were affected while we carried out these essential works to make one of our most popular libraries better than it was before.”
For more information and opening hours, visit islington.gov.uk/finsburylibrary
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