Four Devon libraries threatened with closure could be saved because of an increase in the number of borrowers.
One library has seen membership go up by 58%
Local people have helped support Kingskerswell, Pinhoe, Kingsteignton and Stoke Fleming libraries following a review in November 2006.
And since then the four smaller libraries have seen a large rise in the number of people using them.
Now a meeting of the Executive of Devon County Council on Tuesday is expected to allow the libraries to stay open.
Last summer there was a public consultation to look at the future of a number of libraries in the county.
Five were shut down while Appledore and Stoke Fleming were given a reprieve. It was decided that Shaldon would stay open until June 2007 when a mobile library stop took over the service.
The expected reprieve comes because each one has seen a significant increase in the number of library users.
In particular, Pinhoe has seen membership go up by 58%, while a Friends Group continues to raise its profile.
Culture Councillor Sheila Hobden said: "We are delighted so many people have stepped forward to support their libraries."
The local authority has also pledged to invest £2.1m in plans for new library buildings at South Molton and Ivybridge, where each project will provide a wider community remit.