Stamford Library is operating from temporary premises at the Stamford Day Centre on Rhyall Road. Essential roof repairs to the main Library building prompted the move. Staff are continuing to offer library services from the new Rhyall Road location.
Stamford Library's High Street building closed in mid-September and will not re-open until early January next year. The closure is to enable the roof to be replaced which, as the building is Grade II listed, is a particularly sensitive and lengthy task.
Library staff are keen to emphasise that services continue to be provided from the temporary Rhyall Road location, open from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays. A click and collect service is available to ensure that no one runs out of reading material. For more information contact email@example.com by email, or visit:
This is the first phase of repairs to the library building on Stamford High Street. However, it is the only phase that will require the building to close. The ashlar stone building was designed by William Legg and opened as a public library in 1906, however its heritage goes back to the early 1800s where it was formerly the portico to the old Stamford market and shambles.