- 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.