Library repair bill put at almost £1m

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A COUNCIL is set to spend £900,000 on fire safety improvements at a city library partly closed last year over safety fears.

Use of Bradford Central Library has been restricted following a fire safety inspection.

Councillors will meet next Friday to discuss the spending plan. The money would see the ground, first and second floors remodelled.

Council leader David Green said: “We are actively pursuing potential options for the operation of Central Library which would both improve facilities and honour our commitment to provide library and archive services in Bradford city centre.

“It may be several weeks before the approved option can be implemented but we will keep users informed of what is going to happen and when.

At present only the ground and first floors are open to the public. Anyone wishing to look at West Yorkshire archive items should ring 01274 435099.