A LIBRARY is set to welcome a services centre into its building as part of plans to save £1.4 million for Leigh.

Leigh Library will be the new home for Leigh Life Centre, which is moving from its current base on Market Street from July 10 after a recent public consultation approved the decision to save money for the town’s customer services budget.

The Turnpike Centre library will be closed on Monday and Friday next week to facilitate the move.

The Leigh Life Centre will be closed from 12pm next Friday but with limited services still available.

Wigan Council’s assistant director for customer services Lesley O’Halloran said: “This is a very exciting time for libraries across the borough.

“Moving Leigh Life Centre across to Leigh Library allows us to enhance the current offer available to residents by creating a fully integrated customer service experience.

“Through an innovative approach, it allows us to be more responsive to residents’ needs by providing further flexibility across our workforce.”

The Atherton Life Centre will be open during the Leigh centre’s closure and there will be access to online services and other libraries in the borough next week too.