HAMMERSMITH library is set for a £2million revamp and will become the permanent home of the borough’s archives.
The 1905 Grade ll Listed building in Shepherd’s Bush Road should be modernised by the end of the year.
Wifi will be installed as well as new self-service terminals to reduce queues, new shelving, furniture, stock and music listening posts.
A temporary library will be opened at 181 King Street for the duration of the refurbishments.
The borough’s archives and local studies collections will be relocated from Lila Huset in Talgarth Road when the lease expires in 2016.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council will contribute £340,000, with the remainder from planning agreements from Development Securities, building the Hammersmith Grove NCP site, and housing developer St George, which received permission last month to redevelop Kings Mall car park in Glenthorne Road.
The council said sharing management and back-office costs through its tri-borough library scheme with Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster has protected all 21 public libraries in the three boroughs from closure and saved more than £1m a year.