Mobile Library

October 21, 2016

Withdrawing mobile stop at Chapel Road but retaining stop at Gaunts Road

 

Following the Library Services Review in January 2015, recommendations were made to review all Mobile Library stops on an annual basis. Where usage falls below the criteria set, it was decided that a Mobile Library stop would be withdrawn.

 

The criteria are:

  • Withdrawing stops if unused for 3 consecutive visits

  • Withdrawing stops if there are less than 3 regular users

  • Withdrawing stops that are less than 3 miles from a Library or other Mobile Library stop

From the end of December 2016 stops will be withdrawn that do not meet the above criteria, and where there are currently no members of the public accessing this service.

If you are aware of someone who is housebound or unable to get to a local Library due to disabilities or long term health needs Somerset Library Service are able to offer the Home Library Service which is provided by the Royal Voluntary Service.  To find out more information about how to access this service please go to the Somerset County Council Web site:

http://www.somerset.gov.uk/libraries-and-heritage/libraries-facilities/library-book-home-delivery/

 

Alternatively you may find the following link helpful with local transport options to enable people to access local Libraries.

http://www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-transport/public-transport/

 

The new Mobile Library routes will be published on the Somerset County Council website on 1st December 2016. Please check this for alternative stops.

http://www.somerset.gov.uk/libraries-and-heritage/libraries-facilities/mobile-libraries/

 

If you have any questions relating to the proposals around the Mobile Library stops, please contact Mandy Lewis on 01823 340310 or email mlewis@somerset.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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