Helpfully, we could see the library building from the road with “West Berkshire Libraries” on it. Outside there was a wonderful mosaic – although there were some improvement works that were worryingly close!
The design on the side of the wall in the entrance area was also striking.
The library is a modern building on two floors with the usual setup of fiction and children’s downstairs and local history and reference upstairs. Upstairs also had a well decked-out room that could be hired called the Carnegie Room.
I really liked the quotes on the side of the movable bookcases, although some were hard to read.
West Berkshire libraries was considering closing all its branch libraries in 2016.
Newbury library has views of the next- door canal and park and as this was a hot, summers Saturday in July we enjoyed an ice cream by the pedalos.