Selsdon Library has closed for two months as a refurbishment project gets underway.

The renovation, which should be finished by early August, is part of a number of improvements to the facility, including new computer equipment, longer opening hours and new furniture.

Selsdon Library is one of the first to be refurbished as part of the Council's 10-year-plan to bring all the borough's 13 libraries up to date.

Councillor Oliver Lewis, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “We are investing in our libraries and improving the facilities and what they offer to our residents.

“The work at Selsdon Library cannot be completed while the library stays open but we are working hard to make sure we keep the library’s services available to our residents.

“I’m looking forward to welcoming the community back to enjoy the new and improved Selsdon Library when it reopens in August.”

During the works, Selsdon residents will be able to use a staffed pop-up library in the foyer between 10am-2pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

There will be a returns bin for books and other borrowed items outside the library which can be used at all times.

Sanderstead Library will open an extra day each week during the upgrade. On Mondays from 9am to 6pm from June 3 until July 29 services will be available, in addition to usual opening hours.

Any Selsdon Library users are invited to attend the children’s events being run at New Addington Library during the temporary closure.