Draft Library Strategy 2024-2027

Cumberland Draft Library Strategy CoverFebruary 2024 update

Consultation has closed on the Draft Library Strategy 2024 - 2027. We thank you for providing your feedback which will be reviewed over the upcoming months.


Draft Library Strategy

Cumberland City Council has developed a Draft Library Strategy, which outlines the vision for Cumberland to continue to provide sustainable, innovative, accessible and inclusive library services to the community.

The Library Strategy 2024-2027 aims to:

  • Provide a framework for free access to library services, programs, and spaces that meet the needs for recreation, information, education, and connection to the Cumberland community.
  • Provide facilities and spaces that meet the current and future needs of the changing Cumberland community.
  • Provide relevant online services, innovative technology, and assistance that bridges the digital divide for our residents.
  • Ensure that services and collections are responsive to the diverse Cumberland community.

About our Libraries

Libraries provide an essential service to our community and play a vital role in enhancing the lives of Cumberland residents. Public libraries play a fundamental role in ensuring that the community has free and equitable access to programs, collections and services that connect us.

This Strategy will guide the direction and delivery of our Library Services over the next 3 years. This will include a review and enhancement of programs, services, collections and flexible library spaces, continuing to advance digital literacy and exploring opportunities for upgrading and incorporating new library buildings into Council’s wider plans.

From the previous Strategy our achievements have included increasing free access to technology, the creation of flexible spaces for study and work, and additional social programs.

The development of this Strategy has given Council an opportunity to listen to the needs of our community and staff to provide a library service that meets their requirements for the future. This feedback has been pivotal in shaping the direction of our libraries.

At its meeting on 15 November 2023, Council resolved to seek community feedback on the the Draft Library Strategy 2024-2027.


Now we want your feedback!

Council values the opinions and suggestions of the community and would appreciate your input on the Draft Library Strategy 2024-2027. The Draft Strategy will guide the direction and delivery of our Library Services over the next 3 years.

We encourage you to view or download the Draft Library Strategy 2024-2027 from our document library, or read the online version below.

 

Printed versions are also available in:

 

  • Auburn Customer Service Centre, Civic Place, 1 Susan Street, Auburn
  • Merrylands Customer Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue Merrylands
  • Auburn Library, Civic Place, 1 Susan Street, Auburn
  • Granville Library, 1 Memorial Drive, Granville
  • Greystanes Library, 732 Merrylands Road, Greystanes
  • Guildford Library, Railway Terrace, Guildford
  • Lidcombe Library, 3 Bridge Street, Lidcombe
  • Merrylands Library, Corner of Miller and Newman Streets, Merrylands
  • Regents Park Library, 1 Amy Street, Regents Park
  • Wentworthville Library & Toy Library, 2 Lane Street, Wentworthville

The consultation period ran from Monday 22 January 2024 to Monday 19 February 2024. During the public exhibition period, residents and users were encouraged to provide feedback in the comment box. 


How to have your say

Feedback for this consultation closed 6pm Monday 19 February 2024.

There are three ways to provide feedback:

  1. Complete an online submission below.
  2. Email your submission to Council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au 
  3. Mail your submission to The General Manager, Cumberland City Council, PO Box 42, Merrylands NSW 2160.

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