Finchfield Library will close temporarily later this month to enable refurbishment work to take place.

It is set to undergo a £19,000 makeover, including redecoration work and the reconfiguration of the White Oak Drive building's internal layout to make better use of space.

To enable the work to take place, the library will be closed from 7pm on Thursday 16 January until 10am on Monday 17 February. During this temporary closure, 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 books online 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.

“The council’s Transforming Libraries Strategy 2017–2027 highlighted the need to improve the quality of our physical library spaces to ensure they are vibrant, welcoming, safe and meet the needs of local communities.

"Over the last couple of years, we have made significant improvements to our libraries in East Park, Penn and Whitmore Reans, and we are now delighted to be turning our attention to Finchfield Library."

The work involves internal redecoration throughout the library and the removal of its large counter to create additional space. It will be replaced by a modern reception desk which will be repositioned to meet accessibility requirements.

Computer workstations will also be repositioned to meet accessibility requirements and create more space, while shelving will also be repositioned to give the library a more open feel.

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 pleased with the transformation of their library.”

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