Inspiring Libraries consultation and drop-in sessions

Note from the county council

A public consultation on proposed changes to Hertfordshire Library Service will run from 29 September to 7 December.

In addition to completing questionnaires, residents will also have the chance to speak to Members and senior library managers at a series of drop-in sessions at libraries across the county. You can read the timetable of these sessions on hertsdirect here. Please pass this on to residents in your area.

The consultation gives everyone a chance to consider specific proposals for their library. Their views will help develop the next steps in implementing Hertfordshire County Council’s innovative strategy ‘Inspiring Libraries’ which aims to ensure that the county’s libraries become increasingly important and relevant to local communities over the next ten years.

Some of the key changes proposed include: (more…)

Future of Hertfordshire Libraries consultation – please respond by 31 December

Note from the County Council

More than 10,000 residents have already responded to the Future of Hertfordshire Libraries consultation, launched on 21 October 2013. We are sending out a new wave of publicity this week to remind people that there is less than a month to go before the closing date of 31 December 2013.

This exercise provides a unique opportunity for us to seek the views of Hertfordshire residents on their priorities for the library service over the next 10 years. The results will inform the development of a new strategy, which will set the future direction of the service, and determine how we address the social, technological and financial challenges of a changing world. We want to encourage as many people as possible to contribute their views in order to ensure that we continue to provide high quality library services that are relevant to the needs of local communities.

Further details, including a link to the online questionnaire and times for the remaining public meetings and drop-in sessions are available at

Have your say on the future of Hertfordshire libraries

From the county council


What will Hertfordshire libraries look like in 10 years time? The county council would like to hear your views in an extensive public consultation exercise which has been launched this week.

The county council is developing a new 10 year strategy for Hertfordshire’s libraries to ensure it can continue to provide a modern and relevant service. (more…)