A LIBRARY in Bradford was forced to close more than six hours early yesterday.

Wibsey Library unexpectedly announced it would need to shut at 12.30pm on Thursday.

A post by Bradford Libraries on Twitter said: "Unfortunately Wibsey Library will need to close at 12.30pm today. We apologise for any inconvenience."



The library, off North Road, normally closes at 7pm on a Thursday.

But Bradford Council revealed it had to shut due to staff being ill.

It reopened as normal today.

A Bradford Council spokesperson said yesterday afternoon: “Wibsey Library was open this morning but due to staff sickness we had to unfortunately close at lunchtime. We hope to reopen as normal tomorrow.”

Wibsey Library has a photocopier, audio books, children's activities, free internet activities and word processing.