One of the borough’s most popular libraries is set for a £3 million makeover.

Hornsey library, a grade II-listed building in Crouch End, will get an extra £2.3 million to enable critical maintenance work to take place.

The 55-year-old building on Haringey Park is home to the Community and Youth Music Library – one of the UK’s most important sources of sets of musical scores.

It also hosts exhibitions from established and emerging artists at the Original Gallery.

But the building is in a poor state of repair and suffers from a leaking roof and windows, crumbling wall panels and a faulty boiler.

In 2015, it was granted £1 million as part of a modernisation programme designed to improve its interior.

The council now says extra work is needed to ensure it is fit for purpose and meets building regulations.

Speaking at a meeting of Haringey’s cabinet last night (Tuesday, September 11), Cllr Zena Brabazon, cabinet member for civic services, said: “This is a really positive report and a really positive development, focusing on one of our few remaining listed civic buildings in the west of the borough.

“The library is an important civic building; it is much-loved by people everywhere and is a very interesting 1960s design.

“The additional capital investment is vital in ensuring it is in sound structural condition, and the capital funds are going to complement the investment in the internal refurbishment.

“Renovation of the library ensures its status as a civic institution. It should be complemented by the new arts centre round the corner at town hall.”

Councillors voted to approve the additional £2.3 million-worth of investment, which will be transferred from the corporate landlord and carbon management budgets over a two-year period.

The council expects investing in new energy equipment and insulation to reduce the running costs of the building.

Work is due to start on site in January 2019 and will take around seven to eight months to complete.