AN opening date has been announced for Paisley’s new central library and learning hub.

The new £7million facility based on High Street will officially open to the public in late November this year.

The learning and cultural centre will be a modern home for library services in the town.

On top of that, the new facility will bring back into use a formerly vacant shop unit on the High Street as well.

Joyce Higgins, Libraries and Digital Development Manager at OneRen said: “We’re counting down the days until we reveal our incredible new library facility on the High Street.

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“Across four floors, it will provide a venue where everyone is welcome to come and enjoy what will be one of Scotland’s best library facilities.

“We will have spaces for children and families to enjoy, IT and digital facilities offering increased connectivity, spaces for events and to support the Paisley Book Festival – and, of course, places where you can enjoy some time with a good book, away from it all.

“Our new library will be a central focus for the communities of Paisley and Renfrewshire, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to our new home.”

To allow for a smooth transition of library services, the current Paisley Central Library, based in a temporary structure next to the Lagoon Leisure Centre will be closed from September 22.

However, residents will still be able to access library services at Ralston, Ferguslie, and Glenburn libraries.

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Councillor Lisa-Maria Hughes, Renfrewshire Council’s Cultural spokesperson and Chair of OneRen, said: “I know that the people of Paisley and Renfrewshire are looking forward to seeing the fruits of our investment in the town centre – all of which is designed to increase footfall and vibrancy across the local area.

“With the re-opening of the newly refurbished Paisley Town Hall, our new central library facility will further improve Paisley’s position as a must-visit destination as we continue on our journey to revitalise the town centre through investment in our cultural treasures and outdoor spaces.”