Last chance to share your views on draft plans for Plymouth’s libraries


If you’ve not yet shared your views on plans to modernise the way library services are delivered in Plymouth you have just one week left.

Whether you’re a regular visitor to the library, occasionally download eBooks online or don’t even have a membership card we want to hear from you.

Visitor numbers and lending figures are falling and many of our library buildings are under-used and not fit-for-purpose. We need to find more flexible ways of meeting our customers’ needs.

We’re planning to invest in a smaller but better network of libraries so that whichever one you visit it will be welcoming, vibrant, well-staffed and fully equipped.

We’ll work more closely with other organisations to deliver sessions out in the local community, at places and times that are convenient, like children’s centres, community centres, health centres and local events.

And we’ll improve our selection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital magazines.

These are just proposals at this stage – you have until Wednesday 19 April to share your comments and help shape the decisions that are made. See our Plan for Libraries page for more details.

You can also get involved in an upcoming scrutiny review of the proposals, by submitting your views in writing and/or providing evidence at one of our select committee meetings.

More information is available on our scrutiny page at and submissions must be received by Wednesday 19 April.