Closed Doncaster village libraries to be auctioned

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Two of Doncaster’s shutdown libraries are due to be sold this week.

The closed libraries at Carcroft and Rossington are being offered for sale by Doncaster Council in separate lots at a property auction in Sheffield on Tuesday afternoon.

The biggest site, covering nearly two-thirds of an acre on a corner plot, is Rossington Library and housing office, on McConnell Crescent, which has a guide price of between £75,000 and £100,000 and is listed as having potential for redevelopment.

Carcroft Library, on Skellow Road, is believed to be worth about £75,000 and is said to be ‘in need of refurbishment’.

Both buildings were emptied of books after the first round of major council cutbacks in 2012, when the local authority ceased funding 14 libraries across the borough.