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Address: 221 Lifstan Way, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2XG, England
Phone Number:
+44 1702 215011
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9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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It may be small, but Southchurch Library packs a lot in! A real sense of...

It may be small, but Southchurch Library packs a lot in! A real sense of community has kept this library a favourite in the local area. Come and explore...You'll be surprised what you find.

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This is a lovely local library providing an important service to the local area, and despite of threats of closures in recent years is still managing to keep its "head above... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 1, 2016
brian t
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Poor service and poor food. No cutlery on the tables and a definite smell of cardboard. The waitresses were not interested in serving the diners and we were all given books to read instead.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

It is becoming a rare thing to still maintain a "local" library, however although its future has been in doubt recently it is managing to keep going with local help. It always has a good selection of books, DVDS etc and the staff are always so helpful, so long may it continue!

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The library is not vast, this makes everything accessible. The staff are always nearby to help along with a good selection of books and everything else you would expect to find in a library. It is clean, tidy and organised. Ease of parking makes it more accessible then other libraries in the area. The staff are very helpful, and if... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is a lovely local library providing an important service to the local area, and despite of threats of closures in recent years is still managing to keep its "head above water". It would be such a great loss if it were ever to close.....

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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Southchurch Library, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoy Southchurch Library and we shall pass your comments to the Southchurch Library staff. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team Southend Libraries & Museums More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2015

We are very lucky to have such a good friendly library on our doorstep, no parking problems, and always someone on hand to help. The very real shame is that it has been under threat of closure so many times, and as it is, two staff members have been "dispensed with!" .Libraries are in my view an ESSENTIAL part of... More 

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