Whitton Library will close for nearly three months for refurbishment in the new year.

The works, taking place from January 13 to April 2, will include roof repairs, ceiling replacement, the installation of new lighting and a fully accessible entrance door.

New shelving, display units, a study area with computers, seating and space for activities and events will be added to the interior.

The children’s area will also be given a makeover, including a new StoryWall and a woodland theme.

Councillor David Linnette, Cabinet member for Culture, Sport and the Voluntary Sector called it an “exciting time” for Whitton residents.

He added: “Their improved library will provide a well-equipped flexible space which will be suitable for leisure and study purposes as well as a meeting place for the local community.

“Whilst the library will be closed for a few months in the new year, residents will still be able to use any of the other libraries in the borough and access any of the library’s online services.

“Twickenham library is the nearest and I know they look forward to welcoming Whitton’s readers whilst the library undergoes its refurbishment.”

Twickenham Library is located on Garfield Road.

Bus 281 is a 14 minute journey from Whitton Library and buses run every eight minutes.

Bus H22 is a 19 minute journey and buses run every 12 minutes.

Bus 110 is a 27 minute journey and buses run every 20 minutes.