Woodley Library’s new and extended opening hours have been well received by it’s customers since they began three months ago.
The earlier opening and longer hours at weekends gives better access to their customers, as well as to libraries across Wokingham Borough.
The library is also part of the Local Loo scheme. Following the demolition of the old toilets in Headley Road Car Park, public toilets were built in the library in March 2011 using monies from local development.
Their new opening hours ensure, along with their partners in the scheme Woodley GP Surgery, the Oakwood Centre and the Chequers public house, that facilities are available to residents and visitors to Woodley across the working week and at weekends.
Jo Briggs, area supervisor for Woodley, Twyford and Wargrave libraries, said: "All you seem to hear and read these days is about library closures or reduction in opening hours so it is great that we are bucking the trend and we have had very positive comments about our new hours and the extra flexibility our customers now have when visiting the library.
"We are also pleased to be able to provide public toilets to help out with this aspect of our service to the community, as part of the Local Loo scheme.
'Art in the Library' - an initiative giving local artists the opportunity to exhibit their work free of charge - often uses the wall space in the toilets. So should you have to "queue for the loo", there is always something interesting to look at.
Woodley Library is open Tuesday 9am – 5pm, Wednesday 9am – 5pm, Thursday 9am – 7pm, Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9.30am – 4pm, and Sunday 10.30am – 4pm.
The public toilets have full disabled and baby changing facilities.