Libraries across West Dunbartonshire were subject to a change in opening hours this week as part of an attempt to make savings for branch improvements.

From Sunday, July 1, all eight branches across the area, including Dumbarton, Alexandria and Balloch, closed during quieter times and the reduced costs will help to fund a £421,000 investment to improve the facilities.

The changes, which will see all eight branches taking on a new timetable, were informed by two public consultations with library users who said they wanted all branches to remain open, and more money spent on the buildings.

Residents highlighted Saturday afternoons and evenings as times they were less inclined to visit.

West Dunbartonshire will still receive 248 hours per week of library service and popular services such as Bookbug, Rhyme Time and employability sessions will continue.