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Public Libraries

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what criteria determine whether a community library is or is not considered as part of a local authority's statutory provision of a comprehensive and efficient public library service.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

holding answer 5 September 2012

It is for library authorities to determine which libraries form part of their statutory comprehensive and efficient library service, having assessed local need in light of available resources.

It is entirely possible for a volunteer-supported or community managed library to be included within the group of libraries that form part of a library authority's statutory service. The library authority must determine what facilities and resources it needs in order to deliver a comprehensive and efficient public library service.

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