Essential works on the library had been due to start towards the later part of last year.
There was a hope that this might have been completed by the end of 2020 but sadly this did not prove to be the case. The new target completion date is scheduled to be towards the end of February 2021.
Hal Osler said, ”I know how many people really want this library back open and I am doing all that I can to make sure that these works are completed and it is possible once the restrictions allow, for the library to be re-opened.
"Thank you to everyone who has written to me about the library and what it means to you, I have passed your comments on to the team so that they know how badly it is being missed in the community.”