New library set for opening in January 2018

Work on the new Colliers Wood Library is progressing well with the library very close to completion.

Colliers Wood Library Front

Exterior view of the new Colliers Wood Library

The new library is set to open in late January 2018 and will be arranged over three levels. Visitors are set to benefit from more space given over to books, a coffee shop, community meeting rooms, special activity zones and a larger children’s area.

Residents are currently using a temporary library at Merton Vison, Guardian Centre in Clarendon Road whilst the new library is being built. The temporary library will close on Saturday 16 December to allow staff time to transfer equipment and setup the new Colliers Wood Library. Customers needing to renew loaned items during the interim can take advantage of the borough’s excellent online service. Loaned items can also be renewed or returned to one of Merton’s six other libraries. Details on all of these services can be found by visiting the Merton Libraries website

Colliers Wood Library Cllr Draper
Councillor Draper visiting the new library site

Merton Council’s cabinet member for community and culture, Councillor Nick Draper visited the site to see how the build on Colliers Wood High Street was developing.  Councillor Draper said: “It is very exciting seeing the library take shape. Our award winning libraries are going from strength to strength and have some of the highest usage and customer satisfaction of any library service nationally, whilst also being one of the most cost efficient. The council has worked in partnership with the developer to ensure library users have a brand new library, while securing the best deal for all borough’s tax payers. I would like to thank residents for their patience during the time when we have to close the temporary library from the 16 December to transfer the stock to our new building. Once the new Colliers Wood Library opens, they will see it was worth the wait.”