John Laing Integrated Services (JLIS) has signed a five year contract to deliver library services on behalf of the London Boroughs of Ealing and Harrow.

The contract starts immediately and incorporates 23 libraries as well as a home library service. 

As a result of the new arrangements, Ealing and Harrow libraries will benefit from a host of new technologies, more cultural events and the very latest innovations in online resources to support local business and education, as part of a phased programme of improvements.

The new contract will also ensure that all 23 libraries will be retained and continue to provide a high level of professional culture services. JLIS will work closely with the local communities to ensure continuous improvements are made to the way these services are delivered.

Tim Grier, JLIS Managing Director, said:  “Our contract with the London Boroughs of Ealing and Harrow is a tremendous opportunity for JLIS and our partners to deliver real efficiencies that support the continuation and improvement of library services across London. In addition to the contract with the London Boroughs of Ealing and Harrow, JLIS also currently provides library services to the neighbouring borough of Hounslow and will begin a similar contract for the London Borough of Croydon in October. 

“We are delighted to be working with the London Boroughs of Ealing and Harrow to support their strategic aims for the future and fundamentally, to provide an excellent library service to the Ealing and Harrow communities”.