A new library could be built in Barnsley town centre as part of a long-awaited regeneration scheme.
The council is expected to make an announcement on the regeneration of the town centre early next year.
And a new library – on one of four possible sites – is expected to be included.
Council leader Steve Houghton said no decision would be made until consultation on the existing library is completed.
Work on a new library would mean the service moving temporarily into Wellington House before the new building was opened.
Coun Houghton said: “The plans to move the library are part of the overall plan to redevelop the town centre to improve the local economy and provide accessible services to the community.”