Ulverston library closure update 

The outside of Ulverston Library

Work is continuing to re-introduce library services in Ulverston following the closure of the King’s Road library at the end of last week.

It is hoped that an alternative location for at least a partial service will be confirmed in the near future.

Ulverston’s library was closed on Friday following the discovery of issues with the building’s electrics during routine statutory checks.

The building has now been thoroughly checked and made safe and a team from Westmorland and Furness Council has been working hard on arrangements for an alternative library service in the town while the library building is out of action.

A spokesperson for Westmorland and Furness Council said: “This alternative provision will continue to be in Ulverston and we have been exploring a number of possible locations.

“Discussions are ongoing and we hope to have clearer details soon.

“In the meantime customers can find full services at nearby libraries at Grange and Barrow, with Library Links in Dalton and Broughton-in-Furness. We also have a digital library service on offer by clicking on the Westmorland and Furness Council website here."

“Our Ulverston library staff are also calling our regular and more vulnerable customers to make them aware of the situation and to give updates on progress with the alternative provision.

“If you have a book to return then you can still safely put it through the letterbox at Ulverston Library and a reminder that we don’t charge fines on overdue books if you are not able to return it by the due date.

“We recognise that the closure of such a well-used and popular library will have caused some inconvenience and we apologise to our valued customers.

“Please be reassured that we are working hard to ensure that at least a partial alternative library service will be up and running in Ulverston as soon as possible.’’