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Stroud Library has a temporary new home

A pop up library has opened in Five Valleys Shopping Centre following the sudden closure of Stroud Library.

The town's library closed with immediate effect following the discovery of RAAC (Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) in the building.

Engineers confirmed there is no imminent risk to public safety. The closure is a purely precautionary measure which will allow the county council to carry out further checks on the building.

The pop up library is located opposite Home Bargains, offering a slightly reduced range of services.

Stroud Library is due to relocate permanently to Five Valleys in the spring, following a public engagement exercise.

Any fines incurred due to the initial closure of the library will be waived.

The pop up library will have the following opening hours:

  • Monday: 9:30 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday: 9:30 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday: 9:30 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday: 9:30 - 13:00
  • Friday: 9:30 - 13:00 & 14:00 -17:00
  • Saturday: 9:30 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 16:00
  • Sunday: Closed

The next nearest libraries offering full services are Stonehouse, Nailsworth and Dursley, with Minchinhampton and Painswick community libraries also available.

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