Shropshire Council

Shropshire Library Strategy 2022 to 2027

  • Period: 12 May 2022 - 03 August 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • Audiences: Everyone
  • Topics: Leisure and culture, Community and living
  • Type: Public


Shropshire Library Service now operates through a network of twenty-one static libraries, a prison library, three mobile libraries, and digital and development services, which together provide access to library services in every market town and most parts of a very rural and sparsely populated county. Shropshire Library Service is a major force for community cohesion across the county, supported by dedicated, multi-disciplined staff and volunteers. However, the changing environment libraries operate within, influenced both locally and nationally, and the recent widespread impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, means there's a need to review current provision and plan for the future.

The draft Library Strategy 2022-2027 describes the changes the Library Service will make to be at the forefront of the council’s future relationship with its residents, and how the service will work in partnership with others to deliver the county’s priorities.

It provides the policy and local context, the service offer and the role libraries play in local communities. The strategy also sets out a vision, priorities for the coming years and key milestones, including the development of a new approach to performance management and action to develop an implementation plan to ensure strategy delivery.

Before undertaking the next steps it's important to consult on the draft strategy and get feedback from a wider range of stakeholders and members of the public. This forms the first stage of engagement, with more focused community and individual library engagement proposed for the future.

For more background information, take a look at our draft strategy FAQs attached to this page.

To have your say, just click on the 'How to get involved' tab on this page and complete the short survey.


Have your say on the draft strategy (attached to the 'Proposal' tab) by completing a short survey.

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If you'd like the survey in an alternative format, please use the email below to request a copy, or phone our Customer Services on 0345 678 9000 and explain any support you need to allow you to respond.

You can also respond to this consultation in writing:

  • Email:
  • Post: Feedback and Insight Team, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shropshire SY2 6ND

Data protection

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