Parliamentary Select Committee Call for Evidence Regarding Libraries

On 23 November 2011 the Culture Media and Sport Committee launched a new inquiry into library closures.  The Committee is inviting written submissions and views on the following issues:
  • what constitutes a comprehensive and efficient library service for the 21st century
  • the extent to which planned library closures are compatible with the requirements of the Libraries & Museums Act 1964 and the Charteris Report
  • the impact library closures have on local communities
  • the effectiveness of the Secretary of State's powers of intervention under the Public Libraries & Museums Act 1964
For further information visit
A copy of the Charteris Report
Libraries and Museums Act
Closing date for submissions is 12th January 2012.