Northolt Library has closed to the public while it deals with an outbreak of bed bugs that have been discovered.
The library in Church Road is the latest in Ealing to shut and have to call out pest control after Ealing Central Library at Ealing Broadway shopping centre was closed from end of October until the first week of November last month.
Announcing the news to the public via X (formerly known as Twitter), Northolt Library said:
“We are sorry to inform you that we are having to temporarily close Northolt library following sightings of a small number of bed bugs.
“We are contacting professional pest controllers who will advise us on the best way to treat the bugs and we will provide you with regular updates once we have considered their advice.
“In the meantime, you can use Northolt Leisure library, Northolt Leisure Centre, Eastcote Lane North, UB5 4AB which will open at 10am, Monday to Saturday.
“If you would need support from the Community Hub, the nearest Hub is Southall Library, The Dominion Centre, 112 The Green, Southall, UB2 4BQ. You may be able to access support from the other Community Hubs located at Acton Library and Ealing Central Library.
“We apologise for any inconvenience this situation may cause and thank residents and library staff for your understanding.”