THURNSCOE Library has increased its opening hours after demand from its users.

The library, based at Thurnscoe Lifelong Learning Centre, will now be open an extra five hours a week.

The new opening hours are as follows:

Monday - 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Tuesday - 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Wednesday - 9.30am to 1pm

Thursday - 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Friday - 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm

Saturday - 9.30am and 12:30pm

Coun Jenny Platts, cabinet spokesman, said: "It's great news that at a time when many libraries across the country are reducing their hours or even closing, we're able to buck this trend by offering our residents and community groups the extra opening hours they wanted."