A Glasgow library has undergone a dramatic transformation in preparation for its re-opening after almost two years of closure.

Maryhill Library was shut at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and has remained that way since, despite outcry from local residents.

Glasgow Times: Pictured: Maryhill Library before work beganPictured: Maryhill Library before work began

Protestors regularly held 'read-ins' outside both Maryhill and Whiteinch libraries as restrictions began to ease last year in the hopes of saving the historic venues.

READ MORE: Read-ins at Maryhill and Whiteinch libraries to continue in fight for future of venues

Glasgow Times:

After months of uncertainty Glasgow Life last week confirmed that five 'at-risk' venues including the Maryhill library will all re-open on Monday, January 24.

This was made possible due to funding from the Scottish Government's Public Library Covid Recovery Fund, administered by the Scottish Library and Information Council.

READ MORE: Glasgow Life reveal opening dates of five 'at risk' libraries

Glasgow Times: Pictured: After photos of the Maryhill library taken todayPictured: After photos of the Maryhill library taken today

Before the pandemic, the Maryhill Library had served its community for over 100 years leaving its interior in need of vital restoration.

Now, photos from a local flooring firm show that work is well underway to return the building to its former glory.

Glasgow Times: Pictured: The library will re-open at the end of this monthPictured: The library will re-open at the end of this month

Natural Floors UK spent nine days painstakingly ensuring that the venue's flooring was renovated to the highest possible standard with stunning results.

Glasgow Times:

Floor restorer Scott Spiden said: "This was a challenge for us.

"A carpet had been down for several decades, hiding a lovely ( but damaged) pitch pine parquet floor.

"It took us nine days to repair, sand and varnish.

"The result was astonishing.

"We're glad we can hand it back in a better condition for the public to enjoy."

Tell us, Glasgow, what do you think of the first stage of the building's makeover?

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