Cornwall Mobile Library Services

Posted on: 31st July 2014

Cornwall Mobile Library Services were discussed by Cornwall Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday. Listening to the views of local residents who reported the importance of the mobile library service to them, the Cabinet voted to retain one mobile library van so that a limited service can continue to rural areas. Before the consultation it seemed likely the mobile library service would be completely scrapped. The Cabinet also supported the idea of developing more micro libraries in village halls and pubs and expanding the Home Library Service, through the Royal Voluntary Service, who can deliver books to the homes of those who are housebound or help others access their local library facility.

This decision will be implemented by 1 April 2015, with a single mobile library van providing a monthly service to 172 stops across Cornwall. Further discussions will now take place with local Cornwall Councillors and communities to identify which stops best meet the needs of specific local areas.