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SCIA has decided to "withdraw from the provision of a range of community and library offers at Cobbett Road"
The Library's future is back in doubt.
SCiA have pulled out, and the last day of limited "click and collect" service at Cobbett will be Friday January 29th.
The Council has requested a meeting with the Friends to talk about Cobbett's future - watch this space for more information.
Friends of Cobbett Road Library (FCRL) is an informal group of people of all ages who meet at monthly intervals in the library. FCRL initially came into being to protect a greatly valued community asset and members set about publicising their cause in the local newspaper, putting posters in their windows. Since then the FCRL and Cobbett Road Library have gone from strength to strength organising events, activities and, with Library staff, making the library the centre of a friendly and lively local community.
What was originally the "Save YOUR Library" page on this website is now called "Campaigning 2011 to 2016", and has details of who has been operating the Library from June 4, and how the change from Council operation came about. We may need a new "Save YOUR Library" page!
Cobbett Hub and Library will be open from January 4, only for collections and returns.
After the usual Christmas break, Cobbett will reopen for collection of books reserved online, and for returns, on Mondays and Fridays only, from 1pm to 4pm.
Libraries in Southampton operated by the Council (including Bitterne and Portswood Libraries) continue to be accessible during limited hours, for returns of borrowed books and collection of books reserved online. Some services require pre-booking. For full information, including days and hours of opening, see the City Libraries webpage.
Click here to register for the Friends of Cobbett Road Library Newsletter
There is no car parking available at Cobbett Hub - the nearest on-street area without parking restrictions is about 150 yards away in Cobbett Road.
Bus services to and from the City centre are frequent - First Bus/City Red 8, BlueStar 3, 16 & 18, Xelabus X10 all stop nearby. Follow this link to Google Maps showing the location of their stops and Bitterne Railway Station.
The Library's postcode is SO18 1HL, but online maps show that location some distance from building. We could offer latitude and longitude, but a more user-friendly system is What3Words, where the Library entrance is coded hired.solo.lace and the end of the no-parking yellow line in Cobbett Road is exists.agrees.broke (pretty much where online maps show the postcode "pin"). Some in-car GPS sets can use What3Words locations.
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