Final phase of libraries consultation to take place later this summer

Published: Thursday, 27th June 2024

The final phase of the consultation aims to share the results of the first phase of consultation, including what the Birmingham library offer could look like.

The Birmingham libraries consultation has been taking place since 4th April and is currently running until 17th July. The consultation so far has included an online survey, online consultation sessions, in-person consultations and targeted engagement.

The survey aims to capture the thoughts of those who live, work, study or have an interest in the city and its library services whilst recommending new approaches to how these can be delivered in the future.

A summary of the responses from the first phase of consultation will show what the library offer could look like for Birmingham. This will be shared in the final phase of the libraries consultation which will be launched towards the end of summer, to allow the public an opportunity to have their say on proposed outcomes.

The final phase will run from the end of August to Friday 27th September and consist of a new online Be Heard survey and in-person consultation sessions taking place in each library from Monday 2nd September through to Thursday 26th September 2024. The promotion for this will cover a wide range of communications to encourage all those of interest to come and have their say.

Following the final phase of the consultation, the council team will analyse the results and present this in the council’s Cabinet meeting later in the year. Final decisions will not be made until after the meeting and results will be shared in advance across the council’s channels.

Dates for the final phase of the consultation can be found on the libraries consultation webpage: Libraries consultation | Consultations to help us reshape | Birmingham City Council

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