Welwyn Garden City opened this new library at the end of 2012. It still feels very new and modern. I liked the funky seating areas.
The library wasn’t as full as the others I’ve visited lately but it was a Wednesday rather than a Saturday.
The library has a big sweeping, wood and metal central staircase.
Downstairs had the children’s library, local studies, fiction and non-fiction lending books. Upstairs had plenty of study desks and reference material and nice views. I was attracted to the official publications section – probably because it was the day before the Brexit referendum. The stock was organised and easy to navigate with informative posters and leaflets provided on the shelves.
There were fewer computers than in some of the other libraries but lots of study areas and places to plug in laptops. I didn’t see an opportunity to search the catalogue.