Finchfield Library will reopen to customers on Monday 24 February following a £19,000 makeover.

The White Oak Drive building is currently closed while redecoration work is carried out, with the interior layout also being reconfigured to create more space at the popular City of Wolverhampton Council library. 

The reopening has been pushed back a week to allow additional work to be carried out. As a result, the council has also taken the opportunity to carry out further redecoration, with a new carpet being laid over the next few days.

During the closure of the library, customers can use any of the 15 other libraries in the city – the nearest are in Tettenhall, Warstones and Penn – and can also renew items on line at Libraries.    

Councillor Harman Banger, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "While in other parts of the country libraries may be closing, we are continuing to invest in what we believe are very important community assets.

"Over the last couple of years, we have made significant improvements to our libraries in East Park, Penn and Whitmore Reans, and are now transforming Finchfield Library; we look forward to reopening to customers on 24 February."

The improvements involve internal redecoration throughout the library and the removal of its large counter to create additional space. It is being replaced by a modern reception desk which will be repositioned to meet accessibility requirements. Computer workstations and shelving are also being repositioned to meet accessibility requirements and create more space.

Councillor Banger added: "The response from customers to the improvements we have introduced at the other libraries has been very positive, creating a warm and welcoming environment for visitors young and old, and I am sure customers at Finchfield will be equally pleased with the transformation of their library.”

For more information about Wolverhampton's libraries, please visit Libraries.