Libraries Toolkit

Libraries Toolkit

 

Community Libraries – good practice toolkit – The DCMS Leadership for Libraries Taskforce has launched a Community Libraries: good practice toolkit. The Toolkit is for:

  • heads of library services who want to increase the involvement of community volunteers in delivering their library service
  • communities who are looking to establish community libraries
  • heads of library services who are supporting communities considering taking over or establishing a community managed library; or supporting a community managed library that is council led

 

The toolkit follows the process from community engagement through to setting up a community managed library from a local authority and community perspective. It includes regulatory and operational issues that need to be considered and also looks at volunteering schemes in local authority libraries.