Keighley Library will close from next Wednesday (29th September) for essential maintenance works to be carried out.

As announced last month the work is expected to take just over six weeks to complete.

The work will include repairing the floors, replastering, "making good" and redecorating.

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

An order and collect service on books will be available from Monday, 4 October from the front doors of Keighley Library. Local studies and Archives will be able to continue to offer their service upstairs, whilst PC users will be able to use the town hall opposite.

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Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Portfolio holder for Healthy People and Places, said: “These are essential works to Keighley Library and although it will mean we have to close for around six weeks it demonstrates 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 so that staff can continue to retrieve stock in order to ensure that residents can still access the click and collect service while work is carried out. Alternative arrangements will be in place for residents to access computers at the Town Hall building opposite.”