Further links

This page includes links to find further information from other organisations

The Libraries Taskforce https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/libraries-taskforce
The Taskforce’s role is to enable the delivery of the recommendations from the Independent Library Report for England and to build upon and add value to existing good practice, partnerships and other activities that are already supporting public libraries. The taskforce has provided a toolkit and guidance on Libraries as a Statutory Service. The information contained in the guidance is not a statement of government policy but is provided to help guide local authorities and others.

Libraries as a statutory service https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-libraries-as-a-statutory-service
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have overall responsibility for Libraries Services in England. They have set out some guidance explaining the statutory responsibilities that local authorities (including Somerset County Council) have to deliver Libraries Services in their area.

Community Libraries




The links above may be useful for any groups considering a community library partnership in their area

Links to relevant Somerset County Council decisions

23 November 2017  – Library Service Vision and Strategic Direction Nov 2017


18 January 2018  – Somerset Library Service Consultation 2018