DOZENS of electrical repairs are needed at Ulverston's library, according to a report.

More than 70 faults have been identified at the building, which the council closed last year after routine checks revealed electrical issues.

A campaign to save the town's library has been mounted with dozens of protesters previously gathering outside the building to make their feelings known.

Furness MP Simon Fell also presented a petition with more than 600 signatures to parliament.

A breakdown of the repairs identified by Westmorland and Furness Council was released following a freedom of information request by this newspaper.

Of the 71 repairs needed, two were identified as requiring urgent action because 'danger is present'.

Some 37 of the repairs also require remediation action because of potential danger.

It is not yet known how much it will cost to fix all the faults identified and the council has been unable to answer questions on the subject.

Other spaces in the town have been used to provide a library service while the building in Kings Road has been closed.

The council is considering a number of options, including carrying out the work or relocating the library. 

A spokesperson from Westmorland and Furness Council said: “We are currently still working through the overall level of repairs needed and so cannot provide definitive costs for the specific repairs to the electrical system at Ulverston Library.  

"While the building on Kings Road is currently closed, alternative library provision has been provided in both the Ante Room at The Coro and at Ulverston Market Hall. 

"We are looking to significantly expand the pop up library offer at The Coro from January, with extended opening hours and by providing additional meeting space for library and community groups."

Residents would have to be consulted about any relocation of the library.

Explaining options being considered, council cabinet member for highways and assets Peter Thornton previously said:  “Options that will be looked at will include the full repair and refurbishment of the existing library building on King’s Road, as well as options to re-locate to alternative premises or co-locate within other facilities in town

"The council is, however, keen to stress that we are committed to delivering a library service befitting a town of Ulverston’s importance."