THE demolition of Barnsley Central Library and its neighbouring shops will get underway today.

Dismantling work has already begun inside, but work to topple the building will start today to make way for Barnsley College's new sixth form.

There will be a temporary road closure from Shambles Street to Church Lane on the weekends from July 19 to August 3 to enable the safe demolition.

It is scheduled to be flattened by August 22.