Libraries

Library Service Review

The Library Service Strategy 2012 sets out the vision and ambitions for Central Bedfordshire Library Service for the next 15 years, building on the service’s current strong foundations.

The strategy will see the council continuing to provide a comprehensive library service to all residents, whilst also ensuring that it is more relevant, efficient and sustainable.

Please click on the following reports for more information:

The Library Service Strategy 2012 (PDF 138.9KB)

Library Strategy Executive Paper Final Report 2012 (PDF 78.5KB)

Summary of the Library Service Review 2012 (PDF 58.8KB)

Our vision is to deliver a vibrant, high quality, relevant and sustainable library service for the people of Central Bedfordshire for the 21st century.

Libraries for the Future

The Libraries for the Future statutory public consultation ran from October 2011 to January 2012 and tested thinking on over-arching ambitions and directions for the service whilst giving residents (users and non-users) an opportunity to tell us what they wanted their local library to be like. 2,200 people responded to this formal consultation.

The findings from the Libraries for the Future were based on and / or embedded in the following reports:

Libraries for the Future Report 2012 (PDF 481.1KB) - Central Bedfordshire Council Communications

Libraries for the Future Report 2012 (PDF 477KB) - The Research Unit

Libraries for the Future Consultation Document 2011 (PDF 144.3KB)

Libraries for the Future Consultation Response Form Final 2011 (PDF 59.7KB)

Library Service Review Background Report 2012 (PDF 138.9KB)

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