The old Caerphilly Library building in the town’s Morgan Jones Park has been put up for sale by the council.
The freehold or leasehold of the building, which closed earlier this year, is available.
Members of Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet agreed the proposals for the disposal of the former Caerphilly Library during a meeting on Wednesday June 4.
The council said it has already received interest in the building with proposals ranging from a cafe to a nursery and several community-focussed projects.
Interested parties will be asked to submit firm proposals and supporting business cases to the council’s Head of Property Services.
Proposals will be assessed against criteria such as financial viability, sustainability and suitability to the local environment.
The council’s cabinet will then consider further recommendations for the future use of the site.
Councillor James Pritchard, who represents the Morgan Jones ward, has been campaigning for the building to be kept and launched his own consultation in September last year.
Cllr Pritchard said his consultation had received around 100 suggestions from town residents.
He said: “During the local Labour party’s consultation it became obvious that residents wanted a future facility encompassing a community theme to replace the building when it became vacant.
“I back the public’s call and have made no secret of my desire to see a future facility based on these lines.
“There’s now there’s a six month window of opportunity for groups to come forward with their detailed plans and naturally I would encourage anybody with good ideas to come forward.”
The former library was replaced by a £5.2 million new building in Caerphilly town centre on the site of the former Post Office.
The new library opened its doors for the first time in January this year.
To make expressions of interest you can contact the council’s corporate properties section on 01443 863397.