Re-opening dates for two Glasgow libraries have been pushed back for maintenance work to be completed.

Parkhead Library was due to have opened at the end of June but a four-week delay will see it not now open until the end of July.

Glasgow Times:

Glasgow Life said essential maintenance is being carried out to deal with rot and water ingress.

It states: “This work has included extensive roof repairs, external stone repairs, refurbishing windows and completely replacing the external lighting and wiring.

“The scale of this maintenance programme has resulted in a short (four-week) extension to the initial timeframe and the library will now reopen to the public at the end of July.”

As a result of the continued work Glasgow Life has delayed the temporary closure of Shettleston Library to give book borrowers an alternative during the work.

Woodside Library was scheduled to re-open in September following a refurbishment this year but delays due to the Covid pandemic has meant it will not now be ready to open until March next year.

Glasgow Times:

Glasgow Life said: “The stop-start impact of the pandemic and restrictions on the construction industry, and our contractor City Building, together with reduced availability of construction resources, has resulted in an extension to the overall programme timescale. In light of this, the library will now reopen to the public in March next year.”

The work to Woodside Library includes replacing the dome, renewing the heating systems and “providing an upgraded and modern library space for the local community to enjoy”.

Investment of £2m from the Glasgow City Council Community Asset Fund is paying for the work.