The Plan for Libraries 2017 to 2020 was agreed at Full Council on 3 July 2017 and means changes to the way we deliver our services. We’ll have 11 libraries across the city, pop-up libraries in 5 locations and an improved online offer. Find out more below.
Plan for Libraries 2017 to 2020 [PDF, 1.33MB]
West Park is not due to close until St Budeaux has been redeveloped. The St Budeaux site has recently been marketed as a development opportunity.
No. You can return items to any other Plymouth library or to one of our pop-up libraries. (See below)
There will be a pop-up library from 10.30am to 4.30pm every week at these locations:
Mondays: St Edwards Church, Eggbuckland
Tuesdays: Tothill Community Centre
Wednesdays: Four Greens Community Trust, Whitleigh
Thursdays, River View, Ernesettle
Fridays, Stoke Christian Centre
There will be a selection of adult and children's books to browse and borrow. This will be changed weekly. You will be able to join the library, borrow books and collect reservations. Craft and colouring for children will be available.
We will be working with communities to decide on activities. They may include rhymetimes, storytimes or reading groups depending on need.
A new 247 library website will launch in the new year making it easier for you to find, renew and reserve items online. It will be more user friendly and work better on mobiles and tablets. Alongside this will be a library app you can download to access library services from wherever you are.
There will be some refurbishments at Crownhill, Devponport and Southway. Meeting rooms will be installed along with more PCs.