'ESSENTIAL' maintenance work is to be carried out at Keighley Library.

The work – which is expected to start later this month and take about six weeks to complete – will include repairs to the floors, replastering, redecorating and lighting upgrades.

It will be carried out in two phases, one side of the ground floor at a time, so staff can continue to access as much shelving as possible to provide a click and collect service. Public access to computers will be made available at the town hall.

Bradford Council says the work will in keeping with the Grade II listed status of the building and will be approved by its conservation officer.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, portfolio holder for healthy people and places, said: “These essential works to Keighley Library demonstrate 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 in order ensure that residents can still access the click and collect service. Alternative arrangements will be put in place for residents to access computers at the town hall building opposite."