Shropshire Libraries are currently consulting on a new draft Library Services Strategy.
The strategy sets out the Council’s vision to unlock the huge potential that library services have to impact positively on individuals lives. It also recognises that this is a challenging time for library services – traditional usage has been declining in recent years, the way that people use library services is shifting, and the financial situation remains difficult.
The strategy sets out a hierarchy of library services provision and describes how the Council can meet its statutory requirements to provide a “comprehensive and efficient library service for all persons” by providing:
• Static library provision within six Tier 1 locations – Library Hubs – and seven Tier 2 locations – Community Libraries.
• 277 Mobile Library stops, principally responding to challenges of an ageing population and access to services in a rural context.
• Digital library services including 24-hour access to a range of lending and information resources
You can view the full information on the Shropshire Council get involved pages and paper copies of the survey will also be available from your libraries and mobile libraries.