The council is due to consult on the future of Muswell Hill Library. The options are:
- Do nothing – continue with the library as it is, with poor access, no lift etc
- Move the library to the ground floor of the Green Man building in the autumn. Under this option, the council would sell the library and the land behind it and use the proceeds for whatever capital projects the Cabinet sees fit but not the present library.
The council’s preferred option is to move the library. They say this would give 25% more floor space than the existing library and have the advantage of being on one floor which is cheaper and easier to staff and will make the provision of cabling for computer terminals etc much simpler. They appear to have ruled out any option to sell the land and use some of the proceeds to upgrade the existing library. Local opinion will be important during a 12-week consultation process.