A TIRED looking library is being redesigned after 30 years of serving members of the community.

Woodley Library is getting a face-lift as part of Wokingham Borough Council's plan to improve its libraries.

Building works will commence in Autumn and works include relocating and replacing the old entrance doors, improving the heating system and replacing some of the furniture.

Resident's will not be able to use the library for six weeks as it is expected to close from mid-September.

Councillor Parry Batth, executive member for environment and leisure said: “I am pleased the Council is able to continue its programme of investment in our libraries as a clear demonstration of the value they provide our residents. "We are very lucky to have such great library services across the borough and this is something we will continue to improve.”

Once renovations are complete, there will be more flexibility in how the library is used and improved comfort for people using the space.

During the closure, people were able to use the online library services such as e-books and resources.

Cllr Batth added: "The Woodley Library is over 30 years old, so it is expected that from time to time we will need to give it a bit of a facelift and where possible make some improvements.

"It is our intention to make this process as painless as possible for users and I would urge anyone who has any questions or concerns about the temporary closure to contact the library staff so they can advise.”

Residents wishing to use the library on Sunday can visit the Lower Earley site.