Consultation on the future provision of city’s library services goes live

Aberdeen Central Library

A CONSULTATION into how Aberdeen’s library service can best meet the needs of those living in the city is now underway.

The consultation comes after councillors on the Communities, Housing and Public Protection Committee agreed earlier this month that engagement and consultation should be carried out to ensure that the design of future library provisions is sustainable and responsive to the evolving needs of communities.  

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The consultation runs to 31 October 2023 and will coincide with Aberdeen Reads, the library summer reading challenge, community events, and with the start of the new term of school, Further and Higher Education in August.  

The findings will be brought to Committee during the 2023/24 financial year and will inform the options to plan and vision for Aberdeen’s future library provision. 

Communities, Housing and Public Protection Committee Convener, Councillor Miranda Radley, said: “”This consultation is an opportunity for citizens to have their say on how Aberdeen City Council’s library service is delivered moving forward. Libraries are not just about borrowing books, they can also be a sources of information, help, events, and access to the internet.

“I would encourage everyone to have their say by taking part in the consultation so that our libraries can continue to best meet the needs of our communities in years to come.”

Vice convener Councillor Dell Henrickson said: “While our libraries continue to be important focal points for our communities, the services they provide and the needs of users are continuously evolving and that is why it is so important to seek the views of our stakeholders to shape and improve our Libraries and Information services for the future.” 

To take part in the consultation, visit:

Aberdeen’s future Library and Information Service survey – Aberdeen City Council – Citizen Space

For more information visit:

Aberdeen’s Future Library and Information Service | Aberdeen City Council

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