Work will start later this month on essential work at Lochwinnoch Library.

Renfrewshire Council is investing £86,000 in rewiring the popular High Street library, which is operated by Renfrewshire Leisure.

To allow work to take place, the building will temporarily close from Wednesday, 15th September. The project is expected to be completed by mid-winter.

To support members and the wider community during this time, Renfrewshire Leisure will be making its home delivery service available to the entire community in Lochwinnoch. People will also be able access services at any of the region’s other libraries, as well as those which are available online at www.renfrewshirelibraries.co.uk, where a huge range of ebooks, audio books, magazines and newspapers can be accessed.

Renfrewshire Leisure’s Skoobmobile will also be in the village one afternoon a week to support parents and children with library access. Details as to when it will visit and where it will be parked will be available at www.renfrewshireleisure.com, as well as at any of the other libraries and facilities operated by the charity.

Joyce Higgins, Digital and Library Development Manager at Renfrewshire Leisure, said: “This work is an important investment in the Lochwinnoch Library building – one that’s important to its future – and we are grateful to Renfrewshire Council and its contractors.

“Lochwinnoch is a well used and much-loved library. While we appreciate that there will be some inconvenience for our regular visitors it’s essential that this work takes place.

“We hope, however, that the temporary extension of our home delivery service to everyone in the community will help. This is a great service. Our brilliant library team will be on-hand to take orders as well as to help people with their book choices if they’re looking for a little inspiration.”

For the duration of the closure, books can be returned to any Renfrewshire library or via the home delivery service.

Meanwhile, refurbishment work is continuing at Lochwinnoch’s community centre, the McKillop Institute. It has seen Renfrewshire Council invest close to £1million in improvement works there. The centre, operated by Renfrewshire Leisure, is also due to reopen this winter.

To register for the home delivery library service, please call 0300 300 1188 or email libraries@renfrewshire.gov.uk.