COUNCILLORS will visit two Lancashire towns to see how they have overhauled old library buildings.
The visit comes as talks continue over the future of Huddersfield's town centre library and art gallery.
A detailed survey of the building's condition is expected to be completed within weeks, it has been confirmed.
A team from Kirklees Council will travel to Burnley and Blackburn to look at library refurbishments.
Their aim will be to see what is possible if the council decides against demolition.
A £1.7m project to revamp Burnley's library has won three awards.
In Blackburn, a £1m refit last year resulted in a new layout, longer opening hours and better stock.
Clr Jean Calvert, who is chairing a council probe, said: "The building in Burnley is steel-frame, as in Huddersfield."
Public consultation over Huddersfield's library rem- ains on course to begin in the spring, a meeting heard.
Fears of £5m of repairs were sparked because of corrosion in the steel frame of the 70-year-old building.
Consultants are looking at the possibility of a wholesale redevelopment of the Piazza area.
A council scrutiny panel was told yesterday that there was still no news on the outcome of a bid to have the Huddersfield library listed.
The 20th Century Society, which is behind the call, has labelled the building one of the finest examples of 1930s architecture in the UK.