BARNSLEY'S new central library will not open this year as originally planned - We Are Barnsley understands.

Library @ The Lightbox, the multimillion pound investment by Barnsley Council, was supposed to open in Autumn this year.

However, WAB understands the opening has now been pushed back until 2019.

The reasons for the delay are as yet unclear.

A meeting is due to take place tomorrow (Thursday, January 4) to discuss the matter further.