GRIMSBY central library is to reopen fully on Thursday, February 10, after closing before Christmas for repair works to be carried out.
The site was closed to public and staff as a precaution following a routine asbestos management inspection. Repair works have now been completed and safety checks have confirmed the building can now reopen.
In a joint statement, North East Lincolnshire Council and Lincs Inspire said:
“We would like to thank the public for their patience whilst the works were carried out.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our regeneration partner, EQUANS, and contractors for carrying out the works.
“Our staff are looking forward to welcoming people back into Grimsby central library from Thursday.”
The library reopens with a selection of brand-new book stock for customers to borrow and also sees the launch of the BIPC – a Business and Intellectual Property Centre. This is a new resource to support entrepreneurship for anyone with a business idea.
The library’s children’s activities also resume, the Local History Library is open for customers and Public PCs are available for use.
From Tuesday, February 22, the HEY Credit Union will also be located within Grimsby Central Library. This not-for-profit community bank, serving people who live or work in the Humber Region, is currently temporarily located at Cleethorpes Library.
For more information on library services in North East Lincolnshire, visit www.lincsinspire.com/libraries