Bulwell residents can help 'write the next chapter' for Nottingham libraries

Bulwell residents, including library users and non-users, partners and stakeholders, are being invited to join other Nottingham City Council area residents in helping shape a modern library service for the city via an initial survey.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 3:31 pm

The ten-minute questionnaire gives everyone in Nottingham an opportunity to share their ideas about the more general, post-pandemic services and facilities they need and want in their communities as well as how specific library services could be developed and delivered.

Launched in January, the initiative, called ‘The Next Chapter’ is a thorough assessment of what a modern library service for Nottingham could and should look like, and the opinions gathered via a two-phased public consultation will help inform a new, long-term plan.

Nigel Hawkins, the council’s head of culture & libraries, said: “The way in which people use library services has changed and will continue to do so – and we need to make sure we evolve to meet these needs.

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"We remain absolutely committed to providing a high-quality library service; one that’s fit for the future and responds to a new generation of library customers.

“We’re hoping everyone in Nottingham will take part in the initial survey; to help us understand more about how and why they use or don’t use our libraries and help shape the future of library provision in the city.”

Findings from the initial survey, as well as independent focus groups, interviews and research, will inform the options presented in the second phase of public consultation, scheduled to take place in the autumn.

The initial survey can be accessed online here or by requesting a paper copy via your local Nottingham City library.