Campaigners fighting to save libraries will unite as councillors are due to decide on the future of the services tonight.

At a previous committee meeting in Hendon town hall on March 23, councillors voted five to four in taking the decision to a higher authority at a full Barnet council meeting.

This was despite calls being made to hold off on voting until a glitch to IT systems at the libraries, called Vubis, was fixed after it crashed.

Protesters will once again gather outside Hendon town hall to voice their concerns at 6.20pm tonight over the planned cuts looking to save more than £2 million.

At the previous meeting, officers noted they had amended the report following public consultation and have new ideas that could ease the campaigners’ worries.

These including installing a £75,000 CCTV system and increase the age limit of children who can use the library unaccompanied to Year 11 students.