The attached response was submitted by Voices for the Library in response to the William Sieghart Panel call for evidence to inform the report on public libraries.
The independent report was commissioned by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Specific areas that respondents were asked to address included:
- What are the core principles of a public library service into the future?
- Is the current delivery of the public library service the most comprehensive and efficient?
- What is the role of community libraries in the delivery of a library offer?