January 2017

A local library is to close for two weeks to allow a significant amount of refurbishment.

Manor Library, on Ridgeway Road at Manor Top, will close from Monday 23 January to Sunday 5 February. The First Point, council customer service centre, and housing office based there will also be closed during this period.

The nearest alternative facilities are the Newfield Green, Frecheville and Gleadless library branches. The council’s e-library service can also be used 24 hours a day.

People can also use the Darnall and Crystal Peaks housing offices and libraries, as well as the First Points at Howden House in the city centre and at Crystal Peaks.

Sheffield City Council is investing £151,000 in the building and the work will continue until March. It includes replacing the roof, adding new skylights, repairing and replacing windows and external repairs.

Local Councillor for Arbourthorne and Cabinet Member for Libraries, Councillor Jack Scott, said: “I know how important this library is to local people, so it’s great that we are able to make these improvements, despite the government’s continued cuts. Some disruption is inevitable for such significant improvements, so we are working hard to resolve these issues and make sure that these services are conveniently provided elsewhere whilst we make these improvements. I am absolutely sure that the disruption will be worth it for the huge benefits we will see. Manor is a terrific library but was greatly in need of improvements.”

There are 28 libraries in Sheffield. Visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries for locations and opening times.

There are six First Point customer service centres in Sheffield. Visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/firstpoint for locations and opening times.