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.
The consultation runs until Wednesday 19 April and during this period public meetings and drop-in sessions will be held at all libraries.
Plan for Libraries Summary [PDF, 3.26MB]
Plan for Libraries 2017 to 2020 [PDF, 1.33MB]
Appendix A Library Fact sheets [PDF, 7000KB]
Appendix B The Library Conversation [PDF, 826KB]
Appendix C Library needs assessment [PDF, 290KB]
Appendix D Frequently Asked Questions Updated 17 February 2017 [PDF, 171KB]
Appendix E Consultation Equalities Impact Assessment [PDF, 320KB]
List of public meetings and drop-in sessions [PDF, 42MB]
Download a copy of the questionnaire [PDF, 235KB]
Plan for Libraries Easy Read version [PDF, 883KB]