Call for evidence on library closures

23 November 2011

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee launches a new inquiry into library closures.


The Committee is inviting written submissions and requesting 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

How to submit evidence

A copy of the submission should be sent by e-mail to:

and have 'Library closures' in the subject line.

Submissions should be received by Thursday 12 January 2012.

Further Information

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