Closure of St Bride Library

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