Libraries Redesign programme

The future of Somerset’s Libraries Service was decided by the County Council’s Cabinet in November 2018:

19 existing library buildings continue to be funded and managed by Somerset County Council.

2 small branch libraries were closed at the end of 2018 – Highbridge and Sunningdale

The 13 remaining libraries have become Community Library Partnerships with community organisations: Bishops Lydeard, Bruton, Castle Cary, Milborne Port, Nether Stowey, North Petherton, Porlock, Priorswood, Somerton, South Petherton, Street, Watchet and Wiveliscombe.

To the right you can view more information about Community Library Partnerships, the detailed libraries redesign decision in 2018 and the evidence on which it was based.

Below is a map showing which libraries are fully managed by the County Council and which are Community Partnership Libraries. If you click on a library pin, a summary for that library will pop-up.

Somerset County Council Libraries

Community Partnership Libraries