An East Lancashire library will close for around two months for essential maintenance to be carried out.

Earby Library will be closed to the public from Monday September 27 while work takes place to replace the building's boiler and heating system.

It is thought this work will be completed by Monday November 29, however visitors are asked to check the library website for updates.

People are asked not to return books to Earby Library while it is closed, but to take them to any other Lancashire Library, renewed in person, by phone, or online.

The nearest alternative library is at Barnoldswick, on Fern Lea Avenue.

Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, County Councillor Peter Buckley, said: "We're sorry for any inconvenience while Earby Library is closed, and would ask people to consider using the many services available online, or a nearby alternative, for the next couple of months.

"The essential maintenance to the building that is needed will be carried out during those two months.

"However, as part of this involves replacing the boiler and the heating system, these tasks can only be done while the library is closed to the public.

"We hope that we'll be able to reopen Earby Library within this timeframe, however please check our website where we'll put an update as soon as we know exactly when we're able to reopen the library."

You can renew books online, in person, or by phone via our 24-hour automated service 0300 123 6704 (library card number and PIN required) or via the Customer Contact Centre 0300 123 6703.

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