Councillors were set to see legal advice given to Angus Council surrounding the future of Arbroath Library yesterday (Thursday).
The library is currently in the ownership of the Arbroath Common Good fund but there are moves to transfer the asset into the council’s general fund.
The library was a gift to the people of Arbroath by former Provost and industrialist David Corsar.
At the time Mr Corsar employed a large work force in Arbroath and left the library, picture gallery and its contents to the town.
The council sought legal advice on the issue, although elected members were not permitted to see this.
However, at the last full council meeting in May, a new vote was taken after an amendment by Councillor David Fairweather, which will allow councillors to see the senior counsel advice.
But despite members being given access to the advice, it will not be available to the press or public.
The fate of Arbroath library has been uncertain for some time now.
A move by the council to move the building into the general fund began two years ago.
Several councillors, including Bob Spink, had spoken out about the plans and even Colonel Charles Corsar, the great-great grandson of David Corsar also voiced his concern about the plans.
In 2011 he said he was concerned a move to take the library out of the Common Good fund was going against what his ancestor had wanted.
In addition Lord Fraser of Carmyllie had also spoken out against the plan.
A public consultation followed and the issue was not raised again until after local elections in May last year.
Since then, the situation has arisen again, with officials seeking legal advice, which has caused the decision to be delayed.