Whitworth library

Temporary closure – Whitworth library

Whitworth Library will close from 1pm on Saturday 19 February for improvement work to make the building more energy efficient.

Improvements will include installing new windows, which means the building will need to be closed for safety reasons while the work takes place. The essential work is expected to take around two weeks.

Customers can use any other Lancashire library and online services while the improvements are being made. Rawtenstall and Bacup libraries are the nearest alternatives for Whitworth customers.

The library management system ensures no items are due to be returned while the work is taking place. Overdue charges will be waived from 21 Feb until the reopening date.

Buckley, Peter. Fylde

County Councillor Peter Buckley, cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "This work is essential to improve the windows and make Whitworth Library more energy efficient.

"Unfortunately, we have to close the building while the work takes place for safety reasons. We expect the work to take at least two weeks and will post the opening date on our library web page as soon as it's confirmed.

"We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. In the meantime, you can use any other Lancashire library.

"You can also try our online services, such as Overdrive, which lets you download audio books and BorrowBox, where you can hire ebooks and audio books.

"PressReader is available for newspapers, magazines and comics and you can use our online reference pages to find out more about everything from local history to music and literature."

For more information about Lancashire County Council's libraries and online library services, visit: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries-and-archives/libraries/library-services/