Adults’ section at Hornsey Library to re-open

The adults’ section of Hornsey Library will be partially re-opening from Monday 10 June onwards after Haringey Council implemented stringent and comprehensive measures for residents to access this area safely and securely.
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Back in March, the council announced that the adults’ section would remain closed while works continued to address issues around the presence of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in a section of the roof.

Other parts of the library do not contain RAAC and are not impacted.

Recognising the need for the borough’s libraries to utilise as much public space as possible within their respective sites to benefit our residents and service users, council staff and their contracted partners have worked at sufficient speed to ensure a section of the affected area at Hornsey Library can now re-open early next month.

However, the safety of library users has been – and will always be – the number one priority and it has naturally taken some time to ensure that all the necessary precautions are in place so that no members of the public or library staff are put at risk.

These safety measures on-site remain a temporary solution while the council develops comprehensive plans for the removal of RAAC.

Despite the partial re-opening of the adults’ section, there remains limited access to PCs at Hornsey Library.

Stroud Green and Harringay Library (Quernmore Road, N4 4QR) remains open as usual nearby and library services can still be accessed online at:

A further update to residents regarding the timeframe for this removal will be provided as soon as possible.

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