Coventry & Warwickshire

Warwick Library reopens after move to save money

Shire Hall
Image caption Warwick Library has moved to Shire Hall as part of plans to save £2m from a £7.4m budget

Warwick Library has reopened after being moved.

Warwickshire County Council said the move from Barrack Street to Shire Hall was part of plans to save £2m from its £7.4m library budget.

The Conservative-run council operates 34 libraries across the county and 16 library buildings are going under community control.

Plans to change the opening hours of some other libraries take place on 1 April.

In January, the council said it had received nearly 6,000 responses to a survey about altering theopening hours of the 16 librariesidentified as being "no longer sustainable in their current form".

They are: Baddesley, Harbury, Bedworth Heath, Hartshill, Bidford on Avon, Henley in Arden, Binley Woods, Keresley, Bulkington, Kineton, Camp Hill, Kingsbury, Dordon, Studley, Dunchurch and Water Orton.

The council said that once approved, the changes to the opening hours of those buildings would start by 1 April.

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