Merton Council cabinet member for community and culture Councillor Nick Draper said:
“There is absolutely no truth in the bizarre rumour that Wimbledon Library could close, or change its use as it stands today. In fact, the opposite is true. We are fully committed to Wimbledon Library and will be investing in it and improving it over the next year.
“We are one of the only councils in London who have kept all their libraries open in these tough economic times, and we have actually extended our opening hours. We have a very successful, award winning service and we’re continually improving with the recent installation of WiFi and the launch of e-books and e-magazines.”