"ESSENTIAL" maintenance works are set to be carried out at Keighley Library in the coming weeks.

The works are expected to start before the end of September and will take around six weeks to complete. Bradford Council has said the exact dates will be confirmed as soon as possible.

The work will include repairing the floors, replastering, redecorating and upgrading the building's lights to LED lighting.

All works will be undertaken in keeping with the Grade II listed status of the building and approved by the Council's Conservation Officer.

The work will be carried out in two phases, one side of the ground floor then the other, enabling staff to continue to access as much of the shelving as possible in order to provide an Order & Collect service.

Access to public computers will be made available at the Town Hall opposite.

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Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Portfolio holder for Healthy People and Places, said: “These essential works to Keighley Library demonstrate our commitment to maintaining this well-loved library and our historic buildings which are crucial to the district’s heritage and culture.

“Disruption to residents and library users will be kept to a minimum where possible.

"The maintenance is being carried out in two phases in order ensure that residents can still access the click and collect service while work is carried out. Alternative arrangements will also be put in place for residents to access computers at the Town Hall building opposite.”