Merton Council has had to make savings in many areas and this will lead to some service reductions. As part of these savings, Merton Library and Heritage Service is required to reduce its opening hours.
These changes will allow us to concentrate staff in libraries during open times in the most economical way, better enabling us to maintain high quality service delivery while making the required savings.
We have altered opening hours in as equal and fair way as possible to ensure that users of smaller libraries are not unfairly disadvantaged by these changes. We have maintained late openings at smaller libraries so that there is a uniform late opening pattern across the borough.
We have implemented, as far as possible, a standard opening pattern across Merton’s smaller libraries and main libraries, in order to help members of the public more easily remember the opening and closing times of all Merton’s libraries.
As of the 31 March, library opening hours will change to:
Mitcham, Morden, Wimbledon
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30 – 7.00
Wednesday 9.30 – 1.00
Saturday 9.30 – 5.00
Donald Hope, Pollards Hill, Raynes Park, West Barnes
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30 – 12.30 then 1.30 – 7.00
Saturday 9.30 -12.30 then 1.30 – 5.00
Tuesday, Wednesday 10.00 – 4.00
Friday, Saturday 10.00 – 4.30