Library strategy consultation

The draft strategy for Hillingdon library service focuses on 5 ambitions, based primarily on the council strategy, the universal offer from Libraries Connected and other local strategies, including Digital Connectivity and Climate.

The library service has also reflected on its strong track record in supporting residents of all ages to access culture and literature, reliable information and opportunities to learn and participate. We want to hear from a broad range of people, including residents, community groups and businesses to ensure nothing has been missed.

The library service has been operating on a temporary set of opening hours since emerging from the pandemic restrictions and, as part of the strategy, is also consulting on a new permanent set of opening hours.

All Hillingdon libraries are grouped into 4 tiers based on their size, location and usage, so that we can direct resources according to how branches are accessed by those who live, work or study in the borough.

This questionnaire will also seek your views on the hours proposals.

We will continue to meet our statutory duty to deliver a comprehensive and efficient library service and will look at ways of ensuring library service delivery continues to be sustainable and a large network of libraries across the borough is retained.

Draft library service strategy (PDF) [2MB]

The closing date to have your say is Sunday 16 April.

Have your say in library strategy consultation

If you know of anyone who would like to complete the survey and does not have access to the internet, please call the Customer Engagement team on 01895 277038 and they will arrange for a paper copy to be sent out.