Consultation on Sheffield City Council’s Public Libraries

Library consultation survey launched 13 August 2012 for 8 weeks, closes 8 October 2012.

Andrew Milroy, Acting Head of Libraries at Sheffield City Council’s Archives and Information Service is consulting on how to change our library services to make them fit and affordable for the future and meet people’s needs across the city.

The scale of Council reductions in its budget means efficiency savings are insufficient to cover the loss in funding. They want to review the library services to see how they can work in new and different ways which could mean developing, changing or relocating some services and reducing or closing others. Research has identified various opportunities and they want your opinions on how they could work differently to include:

  • opening hours and buildings used
  • increasing efficiency of our library services
  • partnership working – collaboration with voluntary/community groups
  • volunteering to enhance the service
  • increasing income
  • new technology

Sheffield City Council Libraries would be grateful if you could circulate details to help them  reach as many people as possible by either completing the survey online  www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraryreview or picking up a survey at any library or First Point.

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