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Southend Central Library the Forum Elmer Square | Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1NS, England
+44 1702 534111
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The Forum holds the libary for the public and also South Essex College. I attended a friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rosy567
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Fabulous Children's section

Lovely Children's library. Lots of cosy places to read including a lovely little garden (which was... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
DJMUMMY
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London, United Kingdom
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The Forum Southend-on-Sea is an innovation with community in mind - a library, gallery and educational resource in a contemporary shared space. The Forum is a collaborative project from three partners: Southend Borough Council, University of Essex and South Essex College. It houses Southend Library on the Ground & First floors, Focal Point Gallery on the Ground Floor, University of Essex on the Second floor and South Essex College utilise the top level. Nosh restaurant operates on the Ground Floor independently. This listing is monitored by Southend Library. Comments regarding other sections of the building will be passed on to the appropriate partners.
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“Forum”
23 Feb 2018
“Fabulous Children's section”
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Southend Central Library the Forum Elmer Square | Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1NS, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Forum holds the libary for the public and also South Essex College. I attended a friendly crochet group here on a Thursday which was well accommodated by the Forum. Also holds a childrens library

Thank Rosy567
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely Children's library. Lots of cosy places to read including a lovely little garden (which was closed because it was freezing). Toilets within Children's section, which is very useful when you have to take your small ones frequently for a wee! Staff smiley and helpful.

Thank DJMUMMY
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

No smiles. no please . no thank-you. don't look please to see you. the food is never cooked properly. it all depends how long they can be away from theirs mobiles. Music so loud .you can't hear you self talk. such a lovely place, comfortable....More

Thank brunelli105
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

In the days when the images of libraries may be suffering, this library certainly still shines. I asked for more help than a customer may possibly be justified in asking and without a word provided me with all the information I had requested and enabled...More

Thank Anthony P
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at The Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

You are very welcome - thank you for your lovely feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Often sit in here to while away time. Great library that I have used and still use regularly. Modern clean and with excellent wifi. Staff are helpful and very friendly

Thank Craigrot
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at The Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for your review - we are so glad you enjoy your visits with us, and look forward to seeing you again in the future! Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team

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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

This is a nice library with clean toilets. It has sofas with phone chargers and a good selection of books. It is open late and most weekdays open till 10pm.

Thank Lydia2121
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at The Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for your review, we greatly value feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Forum and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great selection of books, very modern building and computers are also available, I found it to be a good place to study

Thank David M
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at The Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so glad the Forum has been a good study facility for you, and we hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team Southend Libraries & Museums

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The old library was one of those 60s disasters where the council thought It would be a good idea to build a giant civic monstrosity. However they have stumped up the money to build a new one and I'd say it was worth the publics...More

Thank Andy T
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Hi just popped into café Nosh at the Forum Southend for breakfast. To get to the door you need to walk through thousands of cigarette butts as there not swept up. I ordered a cheese and onion toastie - was over charged by 80p and...More

Thank nattyhint
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team (Southend Libraries & Museums) at The Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear your experience at Nosh was an unpleasant one. We will make sure your comments are relayed back to the restaurant owners. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team (Southend Libraries & Museums)

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Have been to a couple of the Forum free film showings. Always a brilliant atmosphere. Coffee Shop and loos nearby, take your won seats and nibble and have fun!

Thank Susiedig
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at The Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Thanks for leaving a review - we're really glad you've been enjoying the screenings. We hope to have plenty more in the future! Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team (Southend Libraries & Museums)

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