Woodstock Library to close for repair work

Woodstock Library will be closed until further notice while Oxfordshire County Council undertakes structural repairs to the building.

During a recent routine inspection we uncovered problems with some of the walls at the library and in particular around the stability of one internal wall.

The council will now seek to undertake remedial work at the library and it will reopen when that work is completed. There is currently no set date for a reopening but the council will make clear when a date is set.

George Eleftheriou, Assistant Director Community Facilities Management, said: “Like any responsible organisation we conduct routine reviews of the buildings we own and have responsibility for, whether that be an office, a library or any other council building. On this routine inspection at Woodstock Library our structural engineers have identified problems that need to be rectified as soon as possible, hence the immediate action required.

“We apologise to library users for the inconvenience. Oxfordshire has more than 40 libraries including those comparatively nearby in Charlbury, Kidlington and Witney. It is also possible to borrow books online and we have a home library service. We’re keen to hear from any library service members who regularly use Woodstock Library if they have a particular issue they wish to raise.”