MONK Bretton library is to close.

The building, on Lamb Lane, will close on November 1.

Coun Jenny Platts, cabinet spokesperson for communities, said: "It's never an easy decision or one that we've taken lightly to close the building.

"Unfortunately, the building is no longer fit for purpose and is beyond viable repair. We simply don’t have the funds available, around £130,000, to carry out the repairs to make the building suitable for everyone to access and use."

People who have previously used the library will be able to make the most of the new collection at Silverdale Community Centre from November 3.