"It is not only those who use the library who have signed, but hundreds of others who want Old Town to keep its amenities intact," says campaigner Shirley Burnham.  "We hope many will come down to support us on the 10th, as the Council Cabinet makes its decision on our fate the next day."

The petition, which is in favour of keeping the library open, with its professional staff, will be presented to the Mayor of Swindon on the steps of the Civic Offices at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday the 10th of February.