ANDOVER library is celebrating its 50th anniversary at its current location this month. 

Andover Public Library in Chantry Way was opened on July 7 1972, and is still a much-loved facility within the town.

It sits with the Chantry Centre, and is easily accessible for residents when out and about in the town centre. 

As well as borrowing books, audiobooks and films, the library offers free wifi and computer access, printing and photocopying services, and a selection of weekly clubs and classes.

To mark the special occasion, the current team has created a display of books which were published during 1972, including The Odessa File, by Frederick Forsyth, Ruth Rendell’s Murder Being Once Done, and Watership Down by Richard Adams. 

There are also a selection of photographs on display, showing the interior of the library in the 1970s. 

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