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.