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Public libraries: what do you think?

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Independent Panel calls for evidence to inform report on public libraries.

Consultation description

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Communities and Local Government has jointly commissioned William Sieghart to produce an independent report considering the current structure and role of public libraries, including community libraries, in England as well as identifying any opportunities for future delivery.

William is supported by an Advisory Panel. Interested parties are invited to submit evidence to help inform their considerations, on the following areas.

  1. What are the core principles of a public library service into the future?

  2. Is the current delivery of the public library service the most comprehensive and efficient?

  3. What is the role of community libraries in the delivery of a library offer?

To submit evidence to the Panel, email before 5pm on Friday 21 March 2014. Alternatively written submissions can be sent to:

Library Secretariat Department for Culture, Media and Sport 4th Floor 100 Parliament Street London SW1A 2BQ