Refurbishment works to a library in Sutton will begin in November with the building being closed for three months.

Sutton Central Library on St Nicholas Way will shut on November 13 to revamp the facilities to make it a 21st Century service.

Specific features are being built in to help adults and children with learning difficulties. A technology inspired children's library on the ground floor will be introduced.

The ground floor will also see the cafe, toilets, baby change facilities and buggy park improved.

A gallery space for exhibitions will be incorporated on the top floor.

Cllr Steve Penneck, lead councillor for libraries, heritage and arts said: “This is a significant investment by the council in the libraries, heritage and arts service. The Central Library is the flagship site for the service and badly in need of modernisation.

“The re-design will enable staff to deliver the services that customers expect from a 21st Century library, making better use of the space available, improving accessibility for all customers and drawing in younger people by making use of new technology.”

Wallington and Cheam libraries will have extended opening hours during the closure.

The public can learn more about the revamp through drop in sessions held at the library on October 28 from 11am to 12.30pm and October 31 from 6pm to 7.30pm.