REDDITCH library is set to reopen after its merger with the town's Jobcentre Plus.

The library closed on February 26 and will reopen on March 14.

The Advertiser reported in January 2017 that the Jobcentre Plus would close under reforms to deal with 'under-used' buildings.

Union officials at the time claimed more than one in 10 jobcentres in England, Wales and Scotland would shut, putting thousands of staff jobs at risk.

The Department for Work and Pensions said it expected affected employees to move to other sites, adding that any redundancies would be 'very small'.

County councillor Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member for communities, said: "Library users will notice improvements which will hopefully make their visit even more enjoyable than it was previously."

As well as it housing the Jobcentre Plus the library will have new furniture, carpets and decoration.