BARNSLEY's new library, Library @ the Lightbox will be officially opening its doors later this year.

On Saturday July 13, the new flagship facility will be open with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The new building will feature four floors and provide a range of digital services, a sanctuary room for people with autism, a multi-purpose venue able to hold large events, workshops and activities and a rooftop terrace.

The traditional library offer will remain a key feature of the Lightbox, with users able to access computers and Wi-Fi as well as printing and photocopying facilities.

There will also be a Lounges café, bar and restaurant adjacent to the library.

Coun Jenny Platts said: “It’s fantastic news to announce the opening date of Barnsley’s new flagship Library @ The Lightbox.

“This modern and adaptable facility will be a welcoming hub for everyone to enjoy and will inspire families, individuals, community groups and the next generation to learn, discover and explore.

“The Library @ the Lightbox leads the council’s programme to provide better quality libraries across the borough, which meet the needs and expectations of today’s library users. It's particularly exciting as we want to encourage more people to make the most of their local library.”