The Future of the Library Service in Derby

Consultation Details

Title: The Future of the Library Service in Derby
Start date: 30/11/2015
Closing date: 19/02/2016
Status: Closed
Why are we consulting?

Derby City Council runs 15 libraries across the city including the Central Library, Derby Local Studies and Family History Library and 13 neighbourhood libraries.  Last year there were over 783,000 visits to these libraries, and over 750,000 books and audio books were borrowed.  As well as borrowing books, at the libraries people can access the internet and Wi-Fi for free, attend a job club, find out about the history of their family or the local area and take part in a range of events and activities.  Many people also visit the libraries online, downloading e-Books and accessing subscription websites from the comfort of their own homes. 

Derby City Council is facing a further £50 million of government cuts. It needs to consider whether savings can be made to the libraries budget while  providing a library service which is flexible, modern and relevant to today’s and future customers. 

Library users are being asked to share what they love about the city’s libraries as part of a 12 week consultation to help shape decisions about the future of Derby’s Library Service. 

Why are we consulting?

People who live, work or study in Derby, both users and non users of Derby libraries.

Organisation carrying out the consultation:

Derby City Council

Lead contact/s:

Enventure Research, an independent research agency, is conducting this survey on behalf of Derby City Council.

Telephone 0844 522 0100. For minicom you can use Next Generation by putting 18001 before the number. You can email or text 07860027791.


Please note, this consultation is now closed

You can take part by completing the online survey or pick up a paper copy from any library, Childrens Centre, from the Council House or from Moorways, Springwood or Queens Leisure Centre. 

Link to results:  View the cabinet report

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