Loughborough library will soon be able to print its own books and magazines, and use recycled materials in the construction, the project’s developer has revealed.
The library has previously been known for its printed material, which it’s used for printing books, but the current design is a mix of old and new materials, and the books are printed on reclaimed timber.
The project will also use reclaimed materials for its kitchen and the bathrooms.
It is being built by a private company called the Library Works Group, which has been building libraries in Britain for over 30 years.
The library will be open to the public for up to four months a year, and will be able read up to 70 books a day.
The building itself will have three floors, each with a different look and feel to the other, but they will be completely different to the library in the 1960s and 1970s.
Libraries across the world have been struggling to adapt to digital technology.
Loughboro Library is being funded by the British Library, which is using the library as a hub to encourage people to use digital technologies, including iPads, smart phones and social media.
Loughboro is a town of around 8,000 people, but it has struggled to adapt, with libraries in other towns being closed and communities being gentrified.
It’s hoped that the project will encourage people in Loughcastle to keep libraries open.