A LIBRARY which closed last month for urgent repairs to the floor is likely to remain closed until June.

Back in February, Bradford Council said the Wibsey Library would need to close for five weeks so the floor could be replaced.

At the time, a spokesperson said: “We apologise for closing Wibsey Library so suddenly but it is essential work that needs to take place and it will improve the facility for the future.”

In an update today, the Council said it was originally hoped the library would be back open this week, but difficulties in getting hold of contractors at short notice mean it is now not expected to be ready to re-open for around two months.

“We understand the frustration and inconvenience this will cause our Wibsey customers but want to assure them that the library will be back open as soon as possible," said the spokesperson.

“The work that needs doing is absolutely essential.

"We are committed to investing in maintaining and enhancing our libraries as we know just how valued they are by residents.

"This work will help ensure the building is in good shape for the long term.

“This is just the start of improvements planned for Wibsey Library, which we will be engaging with local people about in future months.”

Customers are still able to contact staff on the Wibsey Library phone number. Wyke is the nearest alternative library.

The planned survey of library users will be paused until after the local elections on May 5, at which time people will be able to have their say in the usual way.