COUNCILLORS debating the future of Huddersfield library are to visit a £65m facility in Norwich for inspiration.
They will inspect the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library as part of a series of visits to explore options for Huddersfield Library's future.
These include refurbishing the library or demolishing it and creating a new building.
Councillors and officers have already viewed a refurbished library in Blackburn and now want to see the modern option in Norwich.
The Norwich library is part of a culture and education complex called The Forum, which was built in 2001 to replace a 1960s library which burnt down in 1994.
The horseshoe-shaped, glass fronted building cost £65m to build.
Around £31.5m was paid by the Millennium Commission and the rest was donated by Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council and local businesses.
The library rents 40% of The Forum's space and has a large book stock, a book request service, free internet access and computers with up-to-date software.
There is a large recorded music, video, DVD and cassette lending library and colour photocopying and printing services.
Within the rest of The Forum is a tourist information centre, several cafes, a takeaway, the local BBC radio and TV stations, an educational shop and `learning station' run by the Norwich City College.
It has a central atrium used for public events and a heritage attraction called Origins, a multimedia heritage attraction showing how and why Norwich has changed over 2,000 years.
The Forum also has good disabled access and a large public car park.
Jill Adams, senior librarian in Norwich, said: "
We get 1.2m people every year here. It has risen from the ashes as a bigger, better, fantastic place."
Kirklees Council's Overview and Scrutiny Management Group will meet tomorrow to approve the visit.