Goodwick Library will close next week.

The library in Main Street will shut its doors for the last time at 5pm on Friday 27th February.

Borrowers will be able to use the recently refurbished Fishguard Library in the Town Hall or the services of a mobile library.

Any items already on loan can be returned to Goodwick before the 27th or alternatively to any other Pembrokeshire library. The loan date on all items has been extended to March 16th.

The decision to close the library was made earlier this year after it was revealed that despite the excellent condition of its bookstock, few members of the community use the branch.

Out of a Goodwick population of 1,860 there are only 65 active borrowers (3.5%) and 193 registered members.

The building is leased from a private landlord and the current lease ends on February 28th.

Given its limited usage and the proximity of the newly enhanced Fishguard library - with longer opening hours and greater resources –Pembrokeshire County Council’s Cabinet decided that committing to a new lease would not be an effective use of the Council’s resources.

Meanwhile the Council’s mobile library service will call into the area on every third Monday. Visits start on Monday 16th March and over the next six months will take place on 6th and 27th of April, 18 May, 8th and 29th of June, 20th July and 10th of August. .

It will stop at Goodwick car park between 10am and 10,30am; Brynawelon Stop and Call between 10.45am and 11.15am and at Harbour Village between 11.30am and 12 noon.

Library cards can be used in any Pembrokeshire Library, including the mobile library.