A VISITOR information point has been installed at Newbury Library.

The easy to use device has a large touch-screen with information about places to stay and eat locally, together with links to travel websites for bus, coach, train companies and local events.

The screen will also have a map of the town centre and a weather forecast.

Newbury Town Council has agreed to fund the information point as part of its wider commitment to provide a helpful service for visitors to the town. The information point has been placed in the library, with support from West Berkshire Council, given its proximity to the new bus station.

Councillor Adrian Edwards, leader of the council, said: "We’re very pleased to be able to provide this valuable service, which forms part of our wider commitment to support Newbury Library.

"The technology is both easy to use and extremely informative, and I'm sure that it will contribute to the enjoyment for anyone on a visit to our lovely town."