Keighley’s library is the second most used in Bradford district, new figures reveal.

The North Street building, right, attracted 224,521 visitors last year.

It was also the second most expensive to run, at £350,000.

The information has been released as the council carries out a review into its library service.

Most used site and the costliest to operate was Shipley, with 264,041 visitors and a bill of more than £350,000.

Among the least visited were Wilsden (3,082) and Denholme (3,742).

Figures are contained in a report going before the council’s regeneration and economy overview and scrutiny committee today.

It has been revealed mobile libraries are under threat as part of cost-cutting proposals, but Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe – executive member for culture – stressed there was no plan to axe others.

“It is not our intention to do any static library closures at the moment,” she said.

“We use the community involvement model in Wilsden, as well as in Wrose and Addingham, and they are all managed by volunteers.”

She added the purpose of the report is to get the council to agree an ‘operational model and delivery strategy’ for the next three years, and no decisions will be made without full public consultation.

Bradford Central Library, normally the most popular in the district, has been closed since the end of 2011 after the building was found to be a fire risk. Its replacement will open next month.