Montreal's Southwest borough is backtracking on a decision to close the section for adult readers in a library in Little Burgundy.
Officials had announced plans to save money by focusing the Georges-Vanier Library's mandate on youth only.
The decision drew a backlash from residents, who say the facility plays an educational role in the lower-income community.
The Southwest borough said Friday that its revenue unexpectedly increased by $400,000 in November, so the section of the library may remain open.
Officials are planning to hold public consultations on the future of the borough's four libraries.