Users of flood-hit library urged to use alternatives

Cllr Chris DowlingLIBRARY users are being reminded of alternative ways to access services while a flood-hit facility remains closed.

Pevensey Bay Library had to shut its doors due to extensive flooding in January and remains closed while a full assessment of the building’s condition takes place.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience that may be caused by the continued closure of Pevensey Bay Library,” said Councillor Chris Dowling (pictured), East Sussex County Council’s lead member for community services.

“We are hoping to be able to provide a further update soon once all the necessary checks and assessments have been carried out.”

Library customers will have their books automatically renewed until the building reopens and can visit any East Sussex library – the closest being Eastbourne, Langney, Hampden Park and Bexhill.

For residents unable to travel, East Sussex County Council has an e-library which allows people to browse a catalogue, borrow e-books and find help with everything from family history to homework.

Residents looking for a good read can also pop along to their local, The Royal Oak and Castle, which has been hosting a Book Exchange since Monday, March 2. This innovative service is as a result of a partnership with Adult Social Care and local businesses which aims to support and strengthen communities.

A range of ex library books for adults and children will be available for anyone to borrow or read at the pub.

For enquiries, access to the county council’s e-library or renew a book online visit

Alternatively call 0345 60 80 195 or visit East Sussex libraries facebook page at for information.