Plan for Libraries

The way people use libraries is changing. Services are no longer delivered just through our library buildings, but increasingly online and out in communities.

We have a statutory duty under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 to provide 'a comprehensive and efficient library service'. There are currently 17 public libraries in Plymouth providing different levels of service, opening hours and staffing. The Plan for Libraries sets out a proposal for the future of the library service, taking into account the changing needs of users and ensuring that we make the best use of our resources.

Take part in our consultation

The consultation runs until Wednesday 19 April and during this period public meetings and drop-in sessions will be held at all libraries.

Download Plan for Libraries Summary [PDF, 3.26MB]

Download Plan for Libraries 2017 to 2020 [PDF, 1.33MB]

Download Appendix A Library Fact sheets [PDF, 7000KB]

Download Appendix B The Library Conversation [PDF, 826KB]

Download Appendix C Library needs assessment [PDF, 290KB]

Download Appendix D Frequently Asked Questions Updated 17 February 2017 [PDF, 171KB]

Download Appendix E Consultation Equalities Impact Assessment [PDF, 320KB]

Download List of public meetings and drop-in sessions [PDF, 42MB]

Download Download a copy of the questionnaire [PDF, 235KB]

 Plan for Libraries Easy Read version [PDF, 883KB]