Barrow Library Building Revamp 2020

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Have your say on our £1.4m investment in this important Barrow Building

Help us shape our exciting plans for the Barrow library and Archives building.

We want to talk to you about our plans for developing this amazing building in Barrow.

We know you all love it as much as we do, and we have secured some investment to help make it even better - alongside our core offer of libraries and archives, we are making the building more flexible, safer and able to provide a range of new and exciting services. Such as; adult education classes with Community Learning and Skills, an exciting new event space, and a brand new dedicated teen zone and separate children's area, complete with its own ship!

To help shape our initial plans we have already undertaken some customer research (July 2020) and following that feedback we have now had new plans drawn up - these draft plans are included in this discussion booklet (pdf 2.74MB)  - allowing you, your friends and your family to have your say on what we are proposing.

As a brand new 'one stop shop' for council services we are also looking for inspiration for a new name - one that easily describes our new customer services approach and celebrates our new flagship building. Different councils call their 'one stop shops' different things - but we want to hear your thoughts and ideas.

We also need you to tell us what other things you would like to see on offer from this building - what would be useful to you and how would you like to use it? Eg. Space to run your own groups, more technology available to try out, more clubs etc.

To let us know, please take this short survey: