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It’s a library, innit!

Housed in an old garage and coach works right in the centre of historic Chester. The staff are... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Helen K
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Got out of rain

We origionaly were ducking out of nasty ,icy rain but but found we had made a good choice. We had a... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

I can only refer to the exterior of the building which actually was very good and was obviously a very old Motor works. The brickwork was nicely detailed and fitted in well to the surroundings. I was unable to access the actual library as the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Housed in an old garage and coach works right in the centre of historic Chester. The staff are particularly pleasant and helpful, and although not a traditional type of library layout it provides a valuable resource for locals and visitors alike. Pop in and see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Helen K
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This library is situated in a cinema building, which has films and activities as well as providing a library service, and computers for the public to use. While I was there using a computer, I heard children dancing and singing downstairs, showing that this building...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gin B
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Surely the purpose of a Library is to create a space where members of the public can easily access books. I would have thought that it was comparitavely simple to design a building with that in mind but obviously not with the Chester planners. My...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alfred1914
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We were in here 1 month before the Queen's visit - I had to use the computer while on a visit. Listening to a group of people sing Beatles & English folk music in the background. This is a very interesting combination of "story" and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Is it not time to change the menu? Not everybody wants middle-eastern food. Why o why is it so difficult to produce a properly hot tea and coffee?

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We origionaly were ducking out of nasty ,icy rain but but found we had made a good choice. We had a great coffee and a meal in the restaurant there. Also the cinema is in this building

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Hubby and I were in Chester on a recent Tuesday looking around the Xmas outdoor market. We looked up and noticed this impressive building which was constructed in 1914. We liked the terracotta frontage. It used to be the Westminster Coach and Motor Works. I...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jilly2903
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in to see the ‘Pop Art in Print’ exhibition this week. Fabulous collection of pieces and a friendly, polite welcome from staff. It’s such a shame that the library itself has closed, it’s a fabulous building and a shame to waste such a great...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ODilliams
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Loved the old library more. This new library is a lot bigger but, it is all over the place. It is great that it is open on Sundays especially if you have children. The whole family can go there and do activities and listen to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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