The library has re-opened after a major facelift. Newly decorated, with new books and carpet, the branch is now connected to the County computer database for the first time. Users can now get information about the full range of books and services available on E.L.A.N.- Essex Libraries Automated Network. Tickets are now read by computer as books are issued, and readers can place orders for books on the computers in the library and access their own records. The computers are also equipped with multi-media encyclopaedias which are useful for children doing their homework.