Terrible news this afternoon: after 123 years St Bride Library will close. The website it not yet updated, but this message was posted to the LETPRESS list today –
St Bride Foundation Update
We would like to bring to your attention that due to funding constraints the Foundation regrets that it is no longer possible to keep the printing workshop and library open in the current format.
This has meant that the employees working in those departments have had to be made redundant.
St Bride Foundation remains committed to the care and conservation of its collections and conservation work will continue.
If you have made bookings for visits to the library or printing workshop we shall be contacting you in the near future.
The ‘Shepherd’s at St Bride’ courses and our series of lectures will remain unaffected.
All the other activities that take place within the Foundation, the Bridewell Theatre, the Bridewell Bar and venue hire all remain vibrant and fully active, which includes our current exhibition ‘St Bride Unveiled’.
For any further information please contact the Chief Executive firstname.lastname@example.org