BOSCOMBE library will reopen just in time for Valentine's Day. 

The library in Heathcote Road was closed last November after a “substantial leak” in the roof was found. 

The leak, followed by a period of heavy rain, led to flooding inside which damaged the carpets and residents were not allowed in. 

BCP Council has now confirmed the library will be reopened to the public on Wednesday, February 14. 

Bournemouth Echo: Andy MartinAndy Martin (Image: Daily Echo)

Cllr Andy Martin, portfolio holder for customer, communications and culture, said: “The roofing works to Boscombe Library have now been completed by the property owner and we’ve not experienced any further leaks, despite the heavy rain over the last few days. 

“The affected areas of the library have been redecorated and the IT equipment reinstated.  

“Staff are getting ready to reopen to the public on Wednesday 14 February, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming our customers back into the library then.” 

Once open, the library’s opening hours face being slashed as BCP Council looks to reduce its spending for next year’s budget.  

Hours could be cut by an average of 10 hours a week, at each library, from April, which could save the authority £440,200.  

Grass cutting, CCTV cameras, paddling pools and tip opening hours are all set to be impacted later this year, subject to a consultation's findings.