Category Archives: Libraries

Barbican Library plans innovative community information hub

New plans for a community hub in the Barbican Library include ways for residents to share information more effectively, engage with the Corporation’s Destination City programme, and try out enhanced digital technologies. The hub is part of a general Refresh for the library. The hub ideas go back to some work I did last year read more »

Plans for a Barbican Library community room approved

The new community room in Barbican Library, which I wrote about here, is going ahead at a cost of £449,550. A report to the City Corporation’s Culture, Heritage and Libraries committee says the sum has been awarded from the Community Infrastructure Levy Neighbourhood Fund. It goes to the Barbican Association and Department of Community and read more »

A warm welcome from libraries and community centres

The excellent Barbican library always has some quick choice selections on show, with timely topics, and I noticed on my last visit there was one offering more than books. Enjoy our warm and welcoming spaces this winter where there is something for everyone. Further investigation led me to an offer of grants of up to read more »

Twitter Likes spark thoughts on the Echo, libraries and community information

I dropped into Barbican Library yesterday for an informative chat about the proposed community room, and on the way out spotted a pile of EC1 Echos. I’m keen to see more free distribution of the Echo in the City … particularly since I’m fortunate to be favoured with space for three pieces in this edition. read more »

Barbican Library invites comments on plans for a new community room

Barbican Library is running two information sessions to explain in more detail plans for a new community room, which I wrote about here. The first session is on Tuesday October 18th 1-2pm, and the second Tuesday October 25th 7-8pm. More below. As well as providing space for events, the community room could act as a read more »

Community hub delayed – but community room in prospect

The community hub originally planned near the terrace entrance to the Barbican Arts Centre has been delayed – but as I reported in an update to my post there’s promise of a community room in the Barbican Library. Here’s photos of the area that would be enclosed as a room for use by local residents read more »