Grimsby Library to reopen this month

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Grimsby Library to reopen this month

Grimsby central library is to reopen after closing before Christmas for repair works to be carried out.

The site was closed to public and staff following a routine asbestos management inspection which found issues in the foyer and on the ground-floor lending library back in November 2021.

The council and Lincs Inspire released a joint statement saying that it was “closed until further notice.”

“The temporary closure is a precaution following a routine asbestos management inspection where further works have been identified within the main entrance foyer,” their joint statement continued.

The libraries in Cleethorpes, Waltham and Immingham have remained open with no disruption.

Grimsby library was originally set to reopen in January 2022 but the opening date was pushed back.

According to the council, repair works have now been completed and safety checks have confirmed the building can now reopen.

The library will reopen fully on Thursday 10 February.

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 new books 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 will also resume, the Local History Library is open for customers and Public PCs are available for use.

From Tuesday 22 February the HEY Credit Union, a not-for-profit community bank serving people who live or work in the Humber Region, will be located at the Grimsby Library.

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