A public consultation to decide the future use of the building that housed Enfield Highway library has started.

People have until February 25 to make suggestions on how the premises could best serve the community.

The building is on the Local Heritage List for Enfield and is a valuable historic asset, which must be considered when making a decision.

Library services moved to Enfield Business Centre late last year.

Cllr Ayfer Orhan, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for education, children’s services and protection, said: “The former Enfield Highway library building is a historic and much-loved landmark and we think it is appropriate that it is used by the community now that it is no longer in use as a library.

“That is why we want residents to tell us what we should use the building for going forward and we’d love to hear view of as many people as possible.

“We are committed to building strong communities which meet the needs of everyone who live in them and that means using all the resources at our disposal.”

Borough architect Richard Collins designed the building, officially opened in 1910, that Tottenham-based builders Henry Knight built at a cost of £10,000.

In 1938 a bigger lending library was added to its rear.

To take part in the consultation visit www.enfield.gov.uk/info/867/current_consultations/4004/the_future_of_the_building_that_was_formerly_enfield_highway_library.