Sheffield library service public consultation held in city

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A public consultation is to be held on the future of libraries across Sheffield.

Sheffield City Council said it wanted to hear people's views on its 28 library buildings and services.

Interim director of community services, Jan Fitzgerald said although the possibility of closing libraries could not be dismissed, it was holding a "fundamental review of the service".

Members of the public have until 8 October to take part in the survey.

'Fit for the future'

Ms Fitzgerald said: "We're very well aware that our users expectations are changing, technology is changing, and the amount we have to run libraries is changing.

"We're keen to hear what people value about the service."

The council said it currently has 184,000 registered users but had seen a decline in users in recent years.

"We need to make sure they are efficient, comprehensive across the city, meet people's needs now and into the future," said Ms Fitzgerald.

"We need to make sure we have a service which is fit for the future and affordable."

Sheffield residents are able to make their comments via an online questionnaire and at their local library.

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