A BRANCH library is to close for four months to allow a £100,000 spruce-up to go ahead.
Lindley's library will close after business on Saturday.
From Friday, January 2, a stand-in library service will be provided by a mobile van parked outside the Scout hut in Lyndhurst Road, Lindley.
Changes to the library are part of a rolling programme of improvements in Kirklees' libraries to meet the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act.
The work in Lindley will almost double the size of the library, formerly the Mechanics' Hall.
The present library is a partitioned area of the floor of the hall.
The plan is to remove the stage to create more space.
The building will also get new heating, energy-efficient lighting, new windows and a partial re-roofing.
Inside there will be a new reception area and shelving, a study space, children's area and comfortable seating.
The improvements will mean more books and four more public access computers, taking the total to eight.
Opening hours will vary slightly for the mobile library.
It will open from 10am to 5.30pm (no break for lunch) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 9.30am to 1pm on Saturdays.
The library is closed on Wednesdays.
Any enquiries should be directed through Holmfirth Library on 01484 222433.
The next major refurbishment will take place at Batley Library which will close early January for a period of six months. A reduced library service will operate from Batley Town Hall during the work.
Denby Dale, Honley and Shepley libraries have already been improved to meet disability access requirements.
Minor works, which will not involve any closure, will be carried out at Almondbury Library in January.