DISABLED people who campaigned for better access to Darlington library have praised the council for improving the facilities.

Last month an entrance for wheelchair users was officially launched at the library in Crown Street.

The access route and a lift, along with a package of other measures, was installed to make the Victorian building more accessible for disabled people and parents with pushchairs.

Automatic doors and wider aisles are also in place throughout the library.

Josie Collins, a wheelchair user from Darlington, who campaigned for years to get improved access to the site, said: "I have written to the council to tell them we are delighted. We are absolutely over the moon. It is wonderful.

"I helped to set up a petition to try and get something done and now that the council has done it, it is great.

"I just feel that people should be made aware of what the council has done and that they have done it properly."