Burnley Library closed for ‘green’ upgrades

BURNLEY Coal Clough Library closed until spring for green upgrades and essential maintenance.

The work will include installing measures to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings and repairing roofs.

These measures include converting traditional lighting to LED, installing aerothermal heat pumps to replace current heating systems and installing solar panels on the roof.

The upgrades will reduce CO2 emissions at Coal Clough Library by 6.3 tonnes per year.

It will remain closed until the upgrades are completed in the spring of next year.

Books can be returned to any other Lancashire library, renewed in person, by phone or online during this time.

Burnley Central Library is the closest alternative library for Coal Clough customers.

Cllr Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council Cultural Services Cabinet Member, said: ‘We apologize for any inconvenience these temporary closures may cause.

“It is crucial to maintain the roofs of these buildings and make them more environmentally friendly.

“A lot of work needs to be done on the improvements and it would be too risky for safety to leave them open to the public while they are being done.

“We have increased borrowing limits and removed fines from these libraries while they are closed.”

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