Shepherds Bush Library users taking a look through some books in the refurbished space

Shepherds Bush Library re-opens after major refurbishment

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The library has been completely redecorated as the council invests in its libraries' futures

Shepherds Bush Library has re-opened after being transformed over the winter break.

As part of Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s continuing investment in its libraries, the building in Wood Lane has had a new floor installed and been completely redecorated, with a new customer service desk, meeting room and updated children’s library.

Interior of the transformed Shepherds Bush Library showing seating, bookshelves and public access computers
The building in Wood Lane has had a new floor installed and been completely redecorated

“While many councils across the UK are closing libraries to save money, we’re investing in ours,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment.

“There’s so much more to libraries than books. They’re essential hubs for the local community, hosting events, providing information and services well beyond loaning literature. Come see for yourself.”

You’re invited!

Residents are invited to come along and view the improvements at an open day at the library from 10am on Saturday 8 February. The library is conveniently located next to the Westfield shopping mall and close to Shepherds Bush Green.

You can enjoy the activities and fun for all ages, with adult craft sessions, face painting for children, a theatre company performance and much more.

Full list of renovations

H&F Council has invested more than £150,000 in the renovations at Shepherds Bush Library.

The improvements include:

  • main library completely redecorated
  • new floor throughout main library
  • more study space – as requested by library users
  • updates to the children’s library to make it warmer and more versatile 
  • new customer service desk
  • repaired multiple leaks in the building
  • floor boxes which were a trip hazard have been sealed over
  • heating grills which could also be a trip hazard have been replaced
  • more flexible space for events and activities
  • a new meeting room has been created – that residents can hire.

Come and see for yourself

Find out more about what’s on at your local library on our website.

Shepherds Bush Library interior showing new flooring and decoration
H&F Council has invested more than £150,000 in the renovations at Shepherds Bush Library

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