The borough's libraries will be run by a social enterprise after Easter.

Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) will take control of all 11 of the libraries and the Wandsworth heritage service, which runs out of Battersea library.

The move is expected to save the council about £750,000 a year after GLL take over the contact from April 2.

It follows a series of cost-cutting measures the council are embarking on to save £100m over five years, which includes the axing of hot meals on wheels and school crossing patrols this week.

The libraries will be closed from March 29 to April 1 while GLL installs new IT equipment with faster internet speeds.

Core library services will remain free of charge, with Wandsworth Council retaining ownership of the buildings.

Staff currently working at the libraries will have their services transferred to GLL.

Councillor Jonathan Cook, cabinet member for environment, culture and community safety, said: "By bringing in outside expertise, we are making sure our taxpayers continue to receive the best value and best service possible at a time when other councils are cutting back their library service or even considering closures.

"For the past 35 years we have been successfully working with the private sector to deliver important and popular services and I am confident this latest partnership marks the start of an exciting new chapter for our much-loved library and heritage service."

York Gardens Library and Community Centre, in Battersea, is expected to still be ran as a direct services organisation with volunteers.