The future of a library in Ulverston is in jeopardy after further electrical faults were discovered.

The library, situated on King's Road, has been closed since last month after routine checks revealed issues with the building's electrics. 

A subsequent investigation has now showcased that the problems are extensive and will be difficult to fix.

Councillor Peter Thornton, cabinet member for Highways and Assets for Westmorland and Furness Council, said: “Options that will be looked at will include the full repair and refurbishment of the existing library building on King’s Road, as well as options to re-locate to alternative premises or co-locate within other facilities in town.

"The council is, however, keen to stress that we are committed to delivering a library service befitting a town of Ulverston’s importance."

The library was replaced by a temporary pop-up service at the Coro, which opened on September 21.

The measure will remain in place in the Ante Room of the hall until another solution can be found.

"Ulverston is one of our most important libraries and we will also be looking at any opportunities to enhance and expand its library offer," Councillor Thornton added.

“As the library is a statutory function, we’re required to consult on any changes, including any relocation of the library, so the local community will have the opportunity to comment on proposals and public views will be taken into account as part of the process.’’

Stock from King's Road was moved into storage last month for safe keeping, which has been made available to library staff at the Coro.

Whilst the original library has been checked and determined to be safe, there is still no power getting to the building.

Councillor Thornton finished by saying: "We appreciate that there is considerable interest in the future of the library and library services in Ulverston, and we hope that this update provides some clarity and reassurance that the council is following a process to achieve the very best outcome for the town."