The closed library in Ulverston is to be replaced by a temporary 'pop-up' service from next week.

It will launch on Thursday, September 21, and will be based in the Ante Room at The Coronation Hall.

Ulverston’s library building on King’s Road was closed following the discovery of issues with the building’s electrics during routine statutory checks.

Councillor Virginia Taylor, Westmorland and Furness Council’s cabinet member for sustainable communities and localities, said: “I know that people were really concerned when we had to close the library’s doors and worried what the future might hold.

“We have great libraries in Westmorland and Furness, and as an enthusiastic library user myself, I was delighted to become portfolio holder, so it was important to me as well as to all the staff, to get something up and running as soon as possible for the users of Ulverston library."The Westmorland Gazette: The pop-up service will be based at the CoroThe pop-up service will be based at the Coro (Image: Google Maps)

The pop-up library will initially offer a library reception desk for information and support for customers, a drop-off section and a small selection of books for borrowing.

From September 28, a limited number of public computers and printers will be made available.

"We are now in the process of moving our stock from King’s Road into suitable storage, which will be safely accessible to library staff," Councillor Taylor added.

"We’re also exploring opportunities to use space in the indoor market for even more library services, maybe including places for our reading groups and clubs to meet."

The original library has been checked and made safe, but there is still no power available.

Beth Kennedy, diirector at The Coro, said: “The library does so much in addition to lending books – it’s an essential hub for everything from mobile banking services to free computers and internet access, and people of all ages and situations rely on it.

“While it’s not easy to re-purpose space at The Coro when working around a vibrant and thriving cultural offer, we wanted to do whatever we could to help ensure continued access to these types of important services."