New opening hours for Melton Library come into effect from today (Monday, July 6).
Opening hours have been reduced by 15 per cent, with the Wilton Road facility now open for nine-and-a-half hours less than it used to be (Monday to Saturday).
Changes to library hours were agreed by Leicestershire County Council’s Cabinet last September - following a consultation on the council’s proposals to save £800,000 from libraries. More then half of respondents agreed that closing larger libraries at less busy times would be one way to tackle the council’s funding issue.
Melton Library is now open 10am to 6pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) and 10am to 4pm on Saturday. The library is no longer open on Thursdays.