Moray Council is set to close the cafe at Elgin library at the end of this week in a bid to save money.
The outlet in Cooper Park will shut after no one came forward to take over its running.
Last month, Moray MSP Richard Lochhead wrote to the local authority, following contact from a number of constituents, asking it to consider delaying the closure until a solution could be found to keep it open.
Mr Lochhead said: “The closure of Elgin Library Cafe is a great pity for Cooper Park which in itself is a great attraction.
“Hopefully all is not lost and a new business will take over the running of the cafe in the near future.
“I feel for the staff who work there. They are very popular with the public.”
Moray Council is having to make large-scale cuts to reduce spending by £20 million over the next three years.
Unpopular decisions have already been taken to close four libraries, reduce the number of classroom assistants and cut the budget for maintaining parks.
The cafe, which served home-bakes, soups and sandwhiches, was open six days a week and had five-part time workers.
It is understood that the retendering process will open in the near future.